Information on Computers

Basic Information

Roanoke College provides resident students fast network and Internet access from all residence hall rooms through a wireless connection to our WiFi network. 

We provide each student with personal storage and web space, Microsoft Exchange e-mail accounts and access to MyRoanoke (Roanoke College Portal). In addition, Roanoke College provides each student with an installation of Microsoft Office Professional.

Why a Laptop?

We recommend laptops because most students appreciate the mobility and convenience they provide. Their size allows them to be taken anywhere on campus and use the Wi-Fi network which is available in the common areas of residence halls, as well as in academic buildings, the student center, Fintel Library, both quadrangles, and all Residence Halls. However, if you or your student do not desire to purchase a laptop Roanoke College is well equipped with many computer labs across campus. 

Roanoke College does not require students to have a computer, but many students find if convenient to own their own. Please see the page on Roanoke's Recommended Laptop Program