Information Technology Facilities and Services
As one of the nation's premier institutions for technology-enhanced learning, the University of Dayton views information technology as central to both the living and learning experiences of students. UD has one of the most distinctive wired campuses in the nation. Residence halls, as well as the 25 city blocks of UD owned houses comprising the Student Neighborhood, are equipped with high-speed data connections for each student. The University also supports more than 950 wireless access points to provide wireless coverage in most areas on campus, including academic buildings. In addition, students have access to an array of on-campus computer labs and computer-equipped classrooms.
To leverage this high-performance digital community, UD requires all incoming students to have a notebook computer that meets minimum hardware and software requirements set forth by each academic area. UD provides software such as Microsoft Office, SPSS, SAS and Symantec AntiVirus to support learning, communication and collaboration within and beyond the classroom.
The technology infrastructure at UD includes a gigabit network backbone with over 150 servers. In addition to maintaining this robust infrastructure, UD also supports learning and collaboration through such operations as the Help Desk, IT Training and e-Learning. Students at the University of Dayton are encouraged to become highly proficient in using the tools of the information age as they prepare for their chosen careers.