The Computing Sciences Department has four lab areas
for student use. Two of these labs are used exclusively
to support courses in the departmental programs while
the other two are used for Computer and Information
Literacy. The primary computing resource within the
department is a network of over thirty powerful PC's
running various operating systems. Servers provide over
20 gigabytes of disk storage in support of this network.
All departmental computers are networked providing
access to computing and information resources both
throughout the campus and internationally via an Internet
The other resources available to students include a large DEC timesharing system with accompanying lab facilities and numerous IBM PC Laboratories. Most labs are available whenever the buildings they are located in are open; normally 8:00am until 11:00pm with extended hours late in the semester.
The campus network provides 24 hours a day access to
computing and information resources including various
Library services. The campus network is accessible from
off campus via modem and through the Internet and most
dorm rooms have direct connections to the campus
The University has an attractive computer purchase plan
for students for a variety of personal computers. While
many students take advantage of this plan, computer
purchases are not required.