The Campus has standardized on the Microsoft Office suite of
applications. These applications will be loaded in all Computer Labs.
Computers and Software can be purchased at educational discounts from
the vendors on this page
All Wilson students will be asked to complete a Student Internet Account
Application. When this has been completed, signed and processed, she
will be given an email account. In almost all cases, her
email address will consist of her first name, then a period, and then
her last name with “@wilson.edu” added to the end. Example: Jane Doe
will become firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are 86 computers that are available for student use in the
following locations: 18 computers located in the various Residence Hall
Computer Lounges, 8 computers located in the Library, 20 computers in
Warfield Hall and 40 computers located in the Science Center. For those
students not bringing computers to campus, they will be able to access
their email via the Wilson Web-Based Email from any computer on or off
campus that has Internet access and a web browser.
Any student in possession of a Wilson College ID may gain access to the
Labs virtually 24 hours per day. However, we do require the students to
travel with a buddy after the buildings are locked.
All residence halls and the majority of public spaces have free high-speed wireless service available, and each residence hall room is equipped with two high-speed wired network connections. We can supply a free 25 foot network cable if needed *NOTE* - Wireless Routers or Access Points are NOT PERMITTED anywhere on the student network.
This is your preference. However, there are a few things you will need
to know. We would prefer that student computers be less than 1 year old.
Prices can vary, but a desktop computer minimum should be in the
$400-600 range and Laptop minimum should be in the $600-800 range. A 3
or 4 year warranty is also recommended as well as an accidental damage
plan for Laptops. Computers and Software can be purchased at educational
discounts from the vendors on this page
Although we have a very small computer staff, we will provide network
support and try to help with other problems as time permits. However, if
your computer is still under warranty, we will advise you to call the
manufacturer for assistance.