Morehead State University, through the offices of information technology, academic computing, and administrative computing applications, provides a variety of computing resources in support of instructional, administrative, alumni, and research activities. Several minicomputer systems and other servers are maintained to support Web, e-mail, and other academic and administrative functions. More than 2,200 microcomputers located in classrooms, labs, and offices are replaced on a regular cycle to maintain state-of-the-art desktop technology across campus.
The University maintains more than 60 networked student labs/classroom facilities available to students throughout the campus, including a 50-station open access computer lab. All instructional facilities, residence hall rooms, and administrative facilities are attached to a campus telecommunications backbone that provides high-speed data access to local, state, national, and international networks through the Internet. Additionally, all classroom buildings and selected commons areas across campus provide secure wireless access to the high-speed backbone.
Access to student services such as course registration, financial aid processing and fee payments is available to students and prospective students through the campus Web site at www.moreheadstate.edu. The University instructional programs utilize computing resources for programming, problem solving, computer-assisted instruction, simulation, record keeping, word processing, electronic mail, research, and other activities.
Other technology resources available to students include free voice mail and e-mail service, as well as free local phone service and digital cable television services to students living in a residence hall. Various instructional seminars are offered by the Office of Administrative Computing Applications to instruct staff and faculty in the effective use of the various technology resources available at MSU. The University also offers undergraduates an affordable lease program for PC Tablet microcomputers.