Since its founding, Grove City College has believed that a quality
education is also a practical education. Given the
prevalence of computer technology in most career fields, we
believe learning about and using computers is important
across the curriculum.
full-time students receive the use of a notebook computer
and printer. Students who are full-time when they
graduate get to keep the equipment. There are network
ports for every bed in the dorms, every classroom and many
public spaces on campus to connect the students to the Internet
and a variety of campus services. Most network ports on
campus are 10Mbps
The college also utilizes wireless 802.11g access points
in many buildings on campus. These buildings include the
Hall of Arts and Letters (HAL), the Student Union (STU),
Ketler Rec., Hoyt Hall, and the Technological Learning Center
(TLC). Areas such as the courtyard between HAL and the STU
have "spillover" from access points inside both
buildings that wireless internet users can experience seamless
transitions between buildings without losing a connection
to the network.
Students and professors both have tremendous access to technology
in most buildings. Some classes in HAL, for example, have
easily accessible power outlets and network ports, feature
stadium seating, and have computerized podiums for the use
of professors. Many of the classes also have projectors
connected to the podiums for several uses.
The Repair Shop is staffed by certified computer technicians
who provide on-site repairs for all college provided equipment.
Note that standard warranties only cover normal wear and
tear, so all students are encouraged to provide their own
insurance coverage for those unfortunate incidents of life!
A student run Help Desk provides excellent support and information
for all types of computer questions.
Specialized Department Equipment for Projects
In order to provide all CS/CIS students the best education, the
Computer Science Department maintains state-of-the-art technology
for use by students and faculty during the completion of several
class and research projects. Here is a list of some department equipment:
Hewlett-Packard 8-core Workstation
-250-500GB hard drives + local storage
-Used as a computational workhorse for tasks such as paralell rendering
-Utilizes AMD® processors
(6) Dual-Core Dual-Boot Workstations
-250GB hard drives + local storage
-NVIDIA® QuadroFX Graphics Cards
-Boots both Microsoft® Windows XP and SUSE Linux
(3) Hewlett-Packard Local Workstations
-Intel® Core 2 Processor (2.16GHz)
-Onboard NVIDIA® QuadroFX Graphics
(10) Nintendo Gamecube Development Stations
Variety of PocketPC-like Development Kits
Variety of Radio Equipment
-Used in the development of software-defined radio
1994, the college has handed a new notebook computer and
printer to each incoming freshman.
Here is a link to the
latest freshman computer. To learn more about Grove City College's
Technology Initiative, click here.
- Microsoft® Windows® Vista SP2 Business Edition
- Microsoft® Office Enterprise 2007, Sharepoint Designer 2007 and OneNote™ 2007
- Microsoft Forefront Corporate Antivirus
-Various departmental specific software including
Visual Studio and MSDN licensing for majors.