Technology FAQ for New Students


What do I need for my personal computer to work on the new wireless network?

All you need is a 802.11AC/b/g/n wireless network adapter that supports WPA2-PSK encryption.


If I want to purchase my own computer do you offer any discounts?

Covenant has an agreement for reduced prices from Dell computers. Please see this link for more details.


When will the labs be available for my use?

The Mills Hall lab is open Monday - Friday from 7:45 AM – 12:00 AM and on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM. There is a print station available in each dorm that is always open. Labs specific to a particular department are open at the discretion of the academic area.


How many computers are available in each area and what type of equipment can I expect to find?

Descriptions of the labs can be found here.


What kind of software is installed on the lab computers?

Descriptions of software on the lab computers can be found here.


What are the password complexity requirements?

Passwords must be between 9 and 30 characters. Passwords must begin with a letter and include at least two letters (including one uppercase), one number, and one symbol. Some symbols are not compatible with Banner and therefore should not be used. The following is a list of acceptable symbols: ! * + - / : ?

Passwords may not contain any three contiguous letters of the username and cannot contain the words Oracle, PROD, or PPRD. Passwords may not be set to any of the last 24 passwords.



Can I print to my personal printer?

We recommend that you connect to your personal printer via USB cable. Wireless connectivity is possible, but you will need security measures in place; otherwise, anyone can print to your computer.



What kind of cellular reception can I expect?

AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon offer pretty good coverage on campus and around the local proximity. On campus coverage from most other service providers is weak.