Anti-Virus and Network Connection Information

1. Any student wishing to connect a personal computer running Microsoft Windows to the network must have a machine that is free of viruses and has the most recent Microsoft security patches applied. 

2. If a student’s network connection is disabled due to a virus-infected computer, there will be a $25 fee for IT technicians to clean the machine and enable the connection. The connection will be enabled only after the fee is paid at the Business Office and the receipt is presented to the IT Department in Herrick 143.

3. If students wish to provide wired network access to more than one device in their room, they should purchase either a hub or a switch to split the connection. This equipment is available in the University Bookstore as well as local computer retailers. Routers, wired or wireless, are not allowed and are unnecessary as all on-campus housing has wireless access. If a student’s network connection is disabled due to a misconfigured router, the connection will remain disabled until the use of the router is discontinued and a $25 reconnection fee is paid at the Business Office and the receipt is presented to the IT Department in Herrick 143.