At Rutgers University, information technology is used in a variety
of ways to enhance the student experience both inside and outside of
the classroom. Students are provided with convenient access to the
Internet, email, computer labs, and web page hosting capabilities, as
well as numerous online services through the myRutgers portal. There is
an extensive computing environment ranging from a vast data network
connecting hundreds of buildings, to multi- user systems and servers,
to hundreds of microcomputers spanning the campuses in public and
Staying connected is a key theme at Rutgers,
thus the residence halls are wired with high-speed ethernet
connections. Internet access is available through the numerous public
access computer labs and in some of the classrooms. There are a growing
number of wireless locations including libraries, student centers, and
some academic buildings.
Providing a safe and secure
technology environment is important, thus Rutgers provides students
with free virus protection software and automated update capabilities.
There is also an Acceptable Use Policy for Computing and Information
Technology which outlines appropriate use and guidelines.
Through an individual NetID, students are provided with access to many
services including email, computing labs, library databases, and the
Internet, as well as the myRutgers portal. myRutgers is a personal,
customizable, web-based information portal that makes campus services
and information both faster and easier to find and manage. For example,
students can review their financial aid, register for classes, pay
bills, check grades, review upcoming events, and much more.
Students have easy access to support and training. There are fully
staffed help desks that provide walk-in, telephone, and online support
services. Students can also take advantage of a variety of free,
hands-on training opportunities to enhance their computer knowledge and
learn new applications.
For more detailed information please visit http://rucs-nbp.rutgers.edu.