Prospective Students Technology Support
Purchasing a Computer for use at Bloomsburg University
Tips are provided on the Residential Computing website. Important things to keep in mind:
- Do not purchase virus protection software. BU requires specific antivirus software in order for your computer to work on campus. This software is included free of charge located using this link.
- Computer purchase discounts are available for BU students through various vendors. View info on our computer and software purchase tips page.
Registering a Computer For Use On Campus
When arriving at Bloomsburg, you will need to register all computers that you will be using when on campus. You will need to know your user id and password. If you will be bringing a game console, it will also need to be registered for use on campus.
Wireless Internet Access
Bloomsburg University supports an 802.11B/G wireless network in most academic buildings. There is also full wireless coverage outside in the Academic Quad.
Bloomsburg University is in the process of making wireless service available in the residence halls as well.
The wireless network will allow anyone with a wireless (WiFi) equipped laptop and a university account access to all network services, including the internet, without plugging into a network jack. Specific instructions for logging into the wireless network can be found at http://library.bloomu.edu/wireless.