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Technology Information for New and Prospective Students

  • Information Packet for New Student Orientation - PDF
    Includes memo from Catawba College IT Deparment that answers new students most pressing questions about getting connected to and using Catawba College technology. Includes how-to guides for connecting to Catawba wi-fi from Windows 7 and 8 and latest Mac OS X versions.

  • Information About Student Personal Computers - PDF
    Includes information about hardware/software requirements and recommendations, as well as information about technology purchasing discounts for Catawba College students, and network access. Catawba College supports secure wired and wireless network access for Windows  and Apple computers.


  • Download Microsoft Security Essentials
    Catawba College requires  current virus-protection technology on all Windows computers that connect to the network. Anyone without virus-protection should consider Microsoft Security Esssentials, a reliable and free option.

  • Network Access for Students: CatNetConnect
    Once you are student and have been assigned a Catawba username and password, visit the link above for instructions on setting up your Windows or Apple computer to connect to the secure catuskynet2 wireless network or the wired network. Gaming consoles may also be registered to work on the wired network. Secure wired and wireless are available in most campus buildings, including the residence halls.

  • Network Access for Campus Guests - PDF
    Follow these instructions to connect to the low-security unencrypted guest wireless network, CatawbaGuest, which requires no special set up.
    It does require a valid Catawba username and password. Although catuskynet2 is recommended, commuting students may elect to use CatawbaGuest. Resident students and employees must use catuskynet2.

  • Smartphone/Tablet: Connect to Secure Wireless - PDF

  • Smartphone/Tablet: Connect to Catawba Office365 Email/Calendar/Contacts

  • Fees and Charges - PDF 
    There is no charge for internet service. Network cables and a virus/spyware removal service are available for purchase. Other than for resolving network connectivity issues, the Information Technology department does not work on student computers, but can recommend local computer service companies that offer a Catawba College discount.


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Contact Us

  • Phone: (704) 637-4666         
  • IT Service Requests:  (Catawba username & password required)

Office Location & Hours

Our offices are located on the first floor of Hoke Hall. The public entrance is on the North Park Drive side of the building. Our hours of operation are:

  • MONDAYS & THURSDAYS: 7:45am-6:30pm
  • TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, & FRIDAYS: 7:45am-5:00pm