Students have requested wireless service in the residence halls in past years and Campus IT has heard them. On Friday, Nov. 11, students received an email from the Student IT Committee announcing the coming of wireless Internet to the residence halls over the summer. In the meantime, though, temporary wireless Internet will be installed in the common areas.
During the summer, full wireless Internet is planned to be installed in all the residence halls on the main and Priory campuses. During the winter break, temporary coverage will be installed in the residence hall lounges and in the Coughlin Commons. Margaret Heller, chair of the Student IT Committee, said Campus IT came to the committee to determine if wireless Internet for the residence halls was a priority for Dominican.
“We advised IT that this was a priority so, in the meantime, temporary coverage in the common areas of the residence halls was the solution,” Heller said.
According to Heller, 90 percent of the academic areas on campus have wireless Internet. The new wireless project though, would expand wireless into the residential areas of the campus for the first time.
The main challenge in installing wireless is that it’s an expensive project and it must be budgeted well in advance in order to allocate enough money for the project.
Heller said students should feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with concerns, questions or problems with the wireless.
– Kelly Butler, Managing Editor