Returning Students Letter

To:           All Returning Students

From:      Information Technology

Subject:   Fall 2020 Information
 
When you return to campus in August, network registration will not be necessary if your computer or device were previously registered. All new computers and devices eligible for registration and capable of running an antivirus program will be checked for a valid antivirus program with current virus definitions.

Each student has one Ethernet connection (jack) in their room for connecting to the internet with an Ethernet cable. Be sure to plug in devices requiring a hardwired connection into the Ethernet jack labeled either (D1 or D2) and not the telephone jack labeled (V1). Be sure to read the labels carefully. Remember, you may not add more jacks using routers, switches, hubs, wireless access points or any other device.

*Please note: Ethernet common room jacks will be activated upon request only.
 
Multiple computer systems including dual boot systems are permitted on the network as long as they have Windows 8.1 or higher (for best security use Windows 10) or Mac OS 10.8 or higher. You can use Linux as well, but do not expect help or assistance if you can't get it to work.
 
Student computing information, such as how to register a gaming console, Ethernet connected streaming device, DVD player, an Ethernet connected TV or TiVo and getting help can be found on the How Do I page.
 
Computing assistance will be available at the West building by appointment only. Contact information and hours are also posted on the G-Tech web page. Please call or email G-Tech to schedule an appointment.

Monday through Fridays, 8AM-5PM

A telephone line and/or college provided voicemail for students in College housing will only be provided upon request. Student-provided answering machines are permitted for use on College telephone lines. Students may request college telephone and voicemail service by email at Telcomm@gettysburg.edu  or call the Telecom Office at extension 7000 option 4.