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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/printing 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.
     

 

  • Install Microsoft Office Professional 2013 - Free to Catawba Students
    The Microsoft Office 2013 Professional software suite (which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more) is available to all Catawba College students AT NO COST. Students can install Office on up to 5 different devices, including PC, Mac, and most smartphones and tablets. Use the links below to learn how to install Office on your devices: 

 

  

  • 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. Note that student-owned printers must be connected to student computing devices via USB cable. Wireless printers are not supported on the campus network.

 

  • 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. 

 

 

  • 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.

 

Related Links:

icon_youtube.pngIT has a YouTube channel of helpful videos for faculty, staff and students:
www.youtube.com/CatawbaTech

 
Contact Us

  • Phone: (704) 637-4666         
  • IT Service Requests: helpdesk.catawba.edu  (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
  • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS: Closed