The University of Richmond has a strong commitment to prepare students to work in technology- and information-centered environments. The University provides computers, software, and specialized equipment for student use in labs, public areas, classrooms, and residence hall lounges. he entire campus is blanketed with a high-speed wireless network that provides students, faculty, staff, and guests with secure access to a wealth of resources.
The University maintains a robust network infrastructure. The wireless network supports mobile computing in every building on campus, and provides coverage in most outdoor locations and public gathering spaces. Information Services maintains University-owned systems loaded with up-to-date versions of the latest software tools and anti-virus software. All users must have an active University computer account to log into any lab machine. To help ensure the security of the University systems and network, the University requires all users to change passwords regularly in order to maintain an active account. Policies regarding the use of technology and information resources are posted on the Information Services Policies website.
The ground floor of Jepson Hall houses many computing resources, including a general purpose computer lab open to all faculty, staff, and students. In addition, there are two classrooms with PC workstations, three classrooms with Mac workstations, and a new state of the art, active learning classroom space equipped with 24 laptops, and wireless presentation capabilities associated with all seven display locations. Each classroom is also equipped with full multimedia capabilities, including HD projection, and touch panel technology for video and audio source control. When classes are not in session, the Jepson Hall computer classrooms are open for student use. Jepson Hall is also the location of the Computer Help Desk, a resource that provides assistance with computing-related issues for the entire campus. A listing of the current hours of operation for all of these resources may be found on the Information Services website.
The Technology Learning Center (TLC) is a unique resource located on the second floor of Boatwright Memorial Library. It is devoted to servicing specialty software and multimedia needs of students, faculty, and staff. This area offers PC and Mac workstations equipped with high-end Web development, multimedia (including the Adobe Creative Cloud), animation, 3-D modeling, and audio-video recording and editing software. Scanners, high quality printers, large-format plotters, digitizers, and digital video and still cameras also are available. In addition, the TLC contains a photography studio, a small recording studio, and a One Button studio. The TLC is staffed by experts who can help students, faculty, and staff effectively use the specialized tools.
Technology training for students, faculty, and staff is available in a variety of formats, including books available through the Library catalog, more than 17,000 online video courses from LinkedIn Learning (lynda.richmond.edu), and one-on-one training sessions, which are available through appointments at the TLC. TLC hours of operation and current technology training classes may be found on the Information Services website.