Prior to Move In
It is each student’s responsibility to protect their computer from viruses, spyware, compromised passwords, etc. Computer systems are typically sold with an anti-virus application. Unfortunately, the vendor can fail to inform you that the updates to virus definitions expire after a three to six month period. Bradley University has a site license with Symantec Inc. to provide Norton Endpoint Anti-Virus for all students during their enrollment at the university. All systems should be virus and spyware free prior to being added to the university network. To this end we have developed a Responsible Computing site which will walk you through the process to ensure your system stays virus and spyware free.
Computer - device registration
All devices which are to connect to the university network must be registered. This process is done once you arrive on campus.
Granting third party access
Webster provides students with fingertip access to information pertaining to their academics. It also provides the ability to create an account so that parents are able to access billing information, class schedule, grades, holds and the current address on file with the university. The student is the only one who is able to grant permissions for this type of access. To see a demonstration of how to grant third party access view the video tutorial below. Once access has been granted, the third party can view information. To learn how, view the demonstration video below.
What to bring
Most students bring their own computer to campus, but it is not required. A public lab is available for your use in the Cullom-Davis Library, providing laptop checkout, Windows and Apple desktops, printing, scanning, etc.
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Bring the media that came with your computer in the event that your operating system or software should need to be reinstalled. Bradley is unable to provide software for your personally-owned computer.
- We recommend purchasing a VGA and an ethernet adapter for tablets, MacBook Airs or any other laptop that does not have those built in. You will need to be able to connect to Bradley's wired network for taking quizzes and tests.
- Bring some type of media to back up your data in case of spyware/malware or virus infections. While most of these can be removed they have been known to damage files which are then non-recoverable. Back up media could be CDs, DVDs, external hard drive or flash drives to name a few.
Cable TV and telephone
Bradley does provide cable television service in the residence halls. Be sure to bring a TV cable to hook up to the jack and don’t forget the remote.
Bradley no longer provides a telephone jack in the residence halls.