Information Technology

The Information Technology department manages all computer support for the College. The Roanoke College campus is a fully networked campus with data, voice, and video services extending to all campus buildings and residence hall rooms. The nine student computer laboratories with 170 networked multimedia computers distributed throughout the campus provide the students with excellent access to the computing facilities. The campus network – RCNet – provides students access to a wide range of resources. The World Wide Web and e-mail services can be accessed from the public access laboratories as well as the student’s residence hall room. Over 200 microcomputer applications are available including spreadsheets, word processing, and database applications from the student computer laboratories. Sixty computers also run the UNIX operating system for students studying Computer Science.

On entering Roanoke College the student begins immediately utilizing the information resources. All entering students are provided e-mail accounts and the resources required for publishing their own World Wide Web homepage. Students are also provided access to a private network storage area that is accessible from the student computer laboratories or from a personal computer in the residence hall room. Within the first several days students are introduced to these services through freshmen advising groups and workshops conducted by Information Technology.

Computers are an integral part of the curriculum at Roanoke College. The General Education Curriculum as well as the Computer Science and Computer Information Systems curriculums rely on the excellent access to information and services provided by Information Technology.