College of Arts and Sciences

Campus Computer Resources

Classrooms and Labs

We have over 60 Instructional Media Teaching rooms on campus, with Network & Audio Visual capabilities in all rooms and smart boards available in many of them.

Public labs on campus provide students with access to numerous computers running Windows as well as Mac OSX. 

  • Brubaker Hall: 3 labs with 55 PCs
  • Landman Library: 3 labs with over 100 computers, including PCs and iMacs
  • Boyer Hall: 3 labs with 50 PCs and iMacs
  • The computer Science department has two independent labs: a Windows labs and an iMac lab. All of the computers in these labs are installed with virtualization software, which allows students to experience various kinds of operating systems and create isolated virtual networks.

Software

There is a large mix of over 50 different Software titles across all labs and available to students, including Microsoft Office and various specialized packages for academic areas including foreign language, mathematics, computer science, political science, business and economics. 

Arcadia University is a member of the MSDN Academic Alliance (now named Microsoft DreamSpark), a Microsoft sponsored program that aims at making it easier and less expensive for computer science students to obtain Microsoft developer tools for research and instructional purposes. Arcadia students taking Computer Science courses may install in their computers Microsoft software related to their courses free of charge. This software includes: Visual Studio suite, Visio, Windows Server, Windows 7, Exchange Server, XNA Game Studio and other selected MS products.

Internet Access

We have 10 Gigabit Ethernet between most buildings and Gigabit (1Gbps) & fast Ethernet (100Mbps) within the buildings.

The Campus Internet connection is 500 Mbps, and fast Ethernet ports are available for each residence hall rooms.

Campus wide 802.11/b/g/n wireless access are availablefor student use.

The University has joined the Internet2 group. Internet2 is a consortium of universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies. The participating institutions have a network capability that is degrees of magnitude greater than the actual internet and enables the use and development of leading edge technological applications in research and education.