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Computing Services and Resources

Samford University provides a wealth of computing resources to its community. Highlights of these resources include:

Computing Assistance

Computer assistance is available from the Enterprise Support Services Group, 326 Brooks Hall. Help is available Monday–Friday, 24 hours a day. Call 726-2662 or e-mail support@samford.edu for additional information. The general-access computing labs are staffed by student laboratory assistants who can help with the use of the resources located in the labs. Computing resources and assistance are free of charge to Samford University students.

Campus Portal Services

All members of the Samford community have access to a variety of computing resources. A Campus Portal via the Web is the entry point from which all members of the campus community can tap into academic resources, administrative services, community information, e-mail and the Internet—all online, from anywhere. Some of the administrative resources available to Samford students are grades, class schedules and account payments. Upon admission to Samford University, students can go to the Samford home page and log in to the Campus Portal using the user name and password provided by Technology Services.

Computing Laboratories

Five general-access computer laboratories are available to every student, except during times when one or more of the labs may be scheduled for classes. Several academic departments or schools also have computing labs that support their specialized needs. The general-access laboratories offer a substantial suite of software to satisfy routine needs, such as word processing, as well as more specialized needs, such as page layout, presentation preparation or statistical analysis. Each computer in the general-access computing labs is connected to the campus network, which is in turn connected to the global Internet. This gives every Samford student access to the World Wide Web and other networked resources. For more information about laboratory resources, see www.samford.edu/labs.

Residence Hall Network Access

Each residence room has an Ethernet port per student, allowing students to connect their personal computers to Samford's computer network. Additional information regarding the minimum computer configurations can be found at www.samford.edu/ts. Wireless networking is also provided to resident and non-resident students. More information about the wireless network can be found at www.samford.edu/wireless.

The Enterprise Support Services Group is responsible for providing assistance to students wishing to connect to the Samford University computing network. Nonresident students may access campus computing resources through an Internet service provider. For further information about computing resources at Samford University, e-mail support@samford.edu or call 726-2662.

Library Resources

The online catalog for the Samford library and several other library-related resources are available through the campus network. Samford is an active participant in the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries and other consortia that enhance the resources available to the Samford community. For more information about library resources, see http://library.samford.edu.

Policies

Please refer to Computing and Information Technology Values and Policies under Student Rights and Responsibilities for specific policies governing computer use.

General-Access Computing Laboratories

The information below was current as of the printing of this handbook but is subject to change. Each semester, a more detailed brochure is prepared and made available in the computer labs. Please consult the brochure for the most current information. Also, more information is available from the Computing Laboratories Manager at 726-4094 or www.samford.edu/labs.

Location Telephone Normal Operating Hours*
130 Propst Hall 726-2314 Mon. – Thurs., 7:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Fri., 7:30 a.m. – 5p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun., 2 p.m. – 12 a.m.
103C Center for Healing Arts 726-2317 Mon. – Thurs., 7:30 a.m. – 12 a.m
Fri. – Sat., 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
212 Chapman Hall 726-2318 Mon. – Thurs., 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Fri., 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lower Level University Library 726-2316 Mon. – Thurs., 7:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Fri., 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun., 1 p.m. – 12 a.m.
113 UCA Journalism & Mass Communication
726-2311 Mon. – Thurs., 7:30 a.m. – 12 a.m
Fri., 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun., 2 p.m. – 12 a.m.

*Hours are subject to change as classes are scheduled, etc. Also, the hours listed above are for the normal academic year. During the summer, January Term and holidays, these hours may change as appropriate. For the most up-to-date information, see www.samford.edu/labs.

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