UIS says wireless is coming to residence halls (finally!)

This past week students in on campus residence halls and apartments received an email from University Information Systems concerning wireless internet in these locations.

Specifically, it’s coming! Henleans and Harbinites (and everyone else), rejoice!

The email states that the wiring process has begun and that workers will need to enter dorms, which they will do on weekdays from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., so as to cause as little of a disturbance as possible for students.

The wireless installation is expected to be completed by the end of the semester.

Full email text below:

University Information Services workers have begun cabling in the residence halls to help facilitate the installation of wireless internet service in the residential facilities. As this installation work progresses, workers will need to enter rooms and apartments coordinating access through the Housing office. We have scheduled the work to take place during the weekday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., to avoid disrupting your early morning, evening and weekend hours. The schedule for finalizing when wireless will be available in your residence hall will be determined by when required work related to installing additional power is complete. UIS will notify you two weeks before your hall’s wireless service is activated and inform you of the scheduled outage necessary to activate the wireless service. We anticipate that this work will conclude by the end of the academic year.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as University Information

Services, University Facilities and Student Housing continue to work towards bringing wireless internet service to the residential facilities.

Donna White DeLay

Associate Director

Georgetown University

University Information Services

One Comment on “UIS says wireless is coming to residence halls (finally!)

  1. I’ve heard rumors that Gtown will be instituting stricter policies on grading as a result of the new wireless service: Apparently a number of senior administrators are concerned that students will experience significant grade inflation, now that they don’t have to spend seemingly endless hours fiddling with wired connections and trying to guess passwords to locked networks

    P.S. if anyone figures out the password to that “Ourpasswordisp*nis” network at Saxby’s, I’m willing to pay a sizable reward…

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