Keeping You Connected
When it comes to computing, it’s all about connections.
NC State boasts a high-speed, high-capacity gigabit Ethernet fiber optic data network infrastructure. All classrooms and residence halls are wired for high-speed Internet access. The growing campus wireless network can accommodate more than 23,000 simultaneous users, with Wi-Fi access available from 94% of classrooms, 100% of the libraries, the Talley Student Center, and many other locations indoors and outdoors on campus.
The technology-rich environment for students on campus also includes leading-edge learning spaces, such as the Learning Commons and Digital Media Lab in the D.H. Hill Library, technology enhanced classrooms, collaborative meeting spaces, and more than 100 computer labs. NC State’s award-winning Virtual Computing Lab provides remote “anywhere, anytime” access to high-end lab computers and software.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides campus-wide data network, telecom, computing and information systems and services. Visit OIT Services For Students to find out what’s available you. Contact your college to learn about the additional IT resources they offer.
Below are some handy links to help you keep connected with technology at NC State:
- Need help with technology? Contact the NC State Help Desk or visit the Walk-in Center.
- Learn about your Unity ID (“username”) and passwords, created automatically for all NC State students. You’ll use yours to access Unity computing resources, labs, password-protected Web sites, the wireless network and many other university IT services.
- MyPack Portal is your gateway to online student services and records. Log in with your Unity ID to register for courses; check your grades, e-bills, financial aid status; update your directory information; and much more.
- Log in to the campus wireless network.
- Use the Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) for remote access to lab computers and software — any time and from anywhere with Internet access.
- Log in to your free student e-mail account at gmail.ncsu.edu. The university uses your firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address for all official e-mail correspondence.
- Visit the Learning Commons and Digital Media Lab in the D.H. Hill Library to use a wealth of new multimedia and collaborative technologies.
- Shop the NC State Bookstores Computer Connections for computers and software at education-discount prices. Visit the Walk-in Center for repairs under warranty. Check out the current specifications for student-owned computers before you buy or bring a computer to campus.
- Distance Education offers more than 300 courses online as well as WebAssign and other Web-based systems to enhance learning.
- All Unity computer labs are open to you; college computer labs may be restricted to their students.
- ResNet provides high-speed Internet access to all students living in University Housing and Greek Court.
- Cable Television (WolfTV) is available for a fee in University Housing and Greek court.
- Sign up for emergency text messages. If there is a campus emergency, NC State will send an alert to your cell phone.
- Stay informed about copyright issues and the risks of illegal file sharing.
- Practice safe computing and install your free antivirus protection.
- Visit technology lending to borrow laptops, tablets, MP3 players and digital cameras and camcorders.
- And remember – Follow the rules and regulations for IT use at NC State!