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How many University computers are on campus?

The University provides over 2,100 computers (in classrooms, computer labs, offices, as print stations and as email check stations.) University computers are on a four-year replacement cycle.

What kind of software is available on the Cedarville network?

Over 70 different software packages, including the Microsoft Office 2010/2013 suites, are available on CedarNet and accessible from any University computer. Students may purchase a personal copy of Microsoft Office 2013 from the University bookstore for about $90.

How fast is the Internet Connection?

Cedarville University has an enterprise-level connection to the Internet currently running at 700 megabits per second. This means that students will usually experience excellent broadband performance.

Is there any protection from spam and objectionable websites?

The University uses industry-standard software to filter email spam. In addition, Cedarville subscribes to Internet filtering lists (which block gambling, pornography, and other objectionable websites). Students have the option to block Internet access from their room and/or account to help avoid temptation.

What about wireless connectivity?

Students can access the Internet using their notebook computer, tablet and smartphone. Wireless connection in available in every building on campus, while outdoor connectivity is available on a large portion of the campus.

What percentage of students bring a computer to campus?

Approximately 2/3 of students bring a computer from home (notebook, desktop or tablet). We refer to these computers as SPCs or Self-Provided Computers.

What if I need help with my laptop, tablet or smartphone?

Student technicians are available to help you register your personally-owned device and set up wireless on your notebook, tablet or smartphone. The University provides low-cost repair services for students who are experiencing problems with their devices. Additional information is available on the TechStop website.

If I buy a computer, should I purchase a Mac or PC?

Both Mac and PC computers are supported on campus. The choice is entirely up to you, and may be influenced by your chosen major. Cedarville computer classrooms and labs are primarily Windows-based, but there are four Mac classrooms available for music, journalism, and graphic design majors.

How many computer labs are on campus?

There are five open-access computer labs on campus in addition to the Library, providing about 200 systems for student use. Lab hours of operation range from 7 a.m.–11 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.–11 p.m. Saturdays, and 4 p.m.–11 p.m. Sundays.

What about printing and scanning?

Students are allocated a printing quota for black and white laser printing in the computer labs. Additional prints are available for a nominal charge via a CedarInfo transaction. Color laser printing is available in the Library for a small charge.

Is there a recommended cellphone provider?

Cedarville University has negotiated discounted product and service pricing with AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon cellphone service providers. See the Cell Phones and Plans page for details.