Every residence hall and academic building is equipped with wireless Internet access. Off-campus students and faculty can log in to the University’s resource-rich fiber optic network, which also interconnects with Internet2, a versatile, high-speed consortium linking more than 200 leading research universities. All students may register for, add, or drop classes online.
While increasing numbers of students bring their own laptop computers, we provide more than 255 public-use computers running Macintosh, Windows, or Unix operating systems in six labs located across campus. Some labs have been reconfigured to provide students extra workspace around the computers. Students may even check out laptop computers from the lab on the first floor of the Hesburgh Library.
Another nearly ubiquitous piece of student equipment, the cell phone, prompted the phasing out of landline phones in residence hall rooms, although a handful of students still choose to use them. Sixteen antennas dot the campus to ensure adequate cellular coverage for day-to-day use, although it’s unlikely you’ll spot them.
Jerome J. Green, a member of Notre Dame's engineering faculty from 1895 to 1914, was a pioneer of wireless communication. Guided by the findings of Guglielmo Marconi, Green became the first American to transmit a wireless message—from Notre Dame to neighboring Saint Mary's College. Visit the College of Engineering