New Student Orientation

ResNet Information
The Library and Information Services has information for connecting your computer to our campus network on the Library web page under Technology Services.
For information about computer help check out the Resnet home page called the Resnet Service Annex. 

Wireless on Campus
The Wireless Network at Dickinson College has been segmented into three separate networks. These networks have been implemented to ensure that access is granted to specific network resources according to current wired network access permissions. 

Recommended Software
Windows (XP or higher) or Mac O/S X or higher
Microsoft Office Suite
An anti-virus program 

Dickinson's Campus Network
A network is nothing more than a collection of computers connected together for the exchange of data and sharing of resources. At Dickinson, there are several computers on the network called file servers , which provide storage space for the campus. Students have access to the Residential file server (ResServ or Y drive). You may access this server from your room, labs, the Library and micro- computer rooms. When you turn your computer on, the network login box appears, allowing you to connect to ResServ or Y drive.
All students also have access to a W drive, which is used for a personal web site with a quota of 150MB. This can be found on the Gateway, thru the NetFiles or it is automatically mapped on PC campus computers. This W drive can be accessed by anyone using the Internet since it is on a public server so DO NOT save or place private documents or files on this location that you don't want the world to see. 

Benefits of Using ResServ or Y drive 
Storage space for papers and homework - Details about quotas
Stored files are backed up nightly. 
Accessible from most anywhere on campus or thru NetFiles on the Gateway 
Access to print services in the Library and campus micro rooms 

Library & Information Services Help Desk offers
Phone support call 245-1000 or extension 1000 on campus
ResNet instructions
Student - Printing Details - FAQ's & More
Gateway - Password  
The Help Desk is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Library and Information Services Helpdesk is located in the lower level of the Library. You can email

Computer Viruses and Hoaxes tips 
A virus is a piece of programming code that is usually hidden in a file. It is often designed to automatically spread to other computers once the infected file is opened. The most common way to get a virus is to open an infected email attachment, but you may also get viruses by downloading files over the internet or by using an infected diskette in your computer. The best way to protect yourself is by installing an anti-virus program on your computer and keeping it updated weekly. 

Moodle - Course Management System
Library and Information Services (LIS) supports the secure learning management system which is Moodle. Details on using Moodle at Dickinson.

Additional Resources 
Library and Information Services has an On-line Tutorial page for more information.