Information Technology

The Information Technology department manages all computer and media 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 fourteen student computer laboratories with 268 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 100 microcomputer applications are available including spreadsheets, word processing, and database applications from the student computer laboratories. Fifty computers also run the LINUX 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.

Roanoke College’s Instructional Technology Resource Center, located on the first floor of Trexler Hall, is a full service facility for the audio-visual needs of the campus and provides equipment for use in preparing and giving presentations

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