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3 College Junior

Technology: I can usually do what I need to do on my computer for class.

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: At times it goes out and then at times it goes really slow

3 College Freshman

Technology: printing on campus is expensive

1 College Sophomore

Technology: I have terrible wifi in my dorm. I'm surprised I can even make it through this survey.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: wifi messes up a lot i use an Ethernet cord and i am fine

1 person found this useful Report

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Every Radford student is highly encouraged to purchase a personal computer. It is useful for taking notes, completing online assignments, and maintaining communication with professors. Many students at Radford do own a personal computer, but for those who do not, the school has many options available. The labs in McConnell Library are often crowded, especially toward the end of the semester when many final projects and papers are due. However, the Walker Technology Center and the Bonnie are less crowded on a daily basis. Classes are allowed to rent out the computer labs, so it is important to be aware of the posted schedule of availability.

The IT department is in the Walker Technology Center and is often incredibly helpful in diagnosing any computer problems. The staff is competent, knowledgeable, and well versed in both PC and Apple computers. Campus requires students to download anti-virus software and the Clean Access Agent before being allowed access to the RU wireless network. Monthly maintenance is done on the network in order to upgrade the wireless system and to maintain network security.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
The entire campus is wireless.
24-Hour Labs?
Young Hall is open 24 hours starting Sunday at 10 p.m. through Friday at 10 p.m.
Charged to Print?
For back-to-back pages, 5 cents per side for black and white, 50 cents for color; for one-sided pages, 7 cents per page black and white, 52 cents for color.
Did You Know?
Each major at Radford usually has a computer lab reserved for students in that field.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 111 responses

Very weak
  • Availability of computer labs
  • Campus tech support
  • Free/discounted software
  • Number of computer labs
  • Printing cost/quota limits
  • Reliability of network
  • Speed of network
  • Technology in classrooms and labs
  • Wireless availability

How necessary is it to bring your own computer?    Based on 63 responses

  • 6% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
  • 14% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 79% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
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