How to Access Technology Services and Resources
Access all technology services and related resources through the My Westminster page at westminstercollege.edu/mywestminster. All technology services use the same login information. Learn about the college’s technology services and resources by visiting the “New User Orientation” course located on Canvas.
The Giovale Library
The library is open 93 hours/week with extended hours during the last week of the semester and the week of final exams. Library staff members are available for research assistance during all open hours. Students may check out a notebook computer for use anywhere on campus. The library subscribes to more than 95 databases, many with full- text access to 12,500+ journals. Visit the library website at westminstercollege.edu/library for more information.
Located in the Bassis Center for Student Learning, the Writing Center provides trained consultants to assist students with a wide array of writing issues. The Writing Center works with students from all majors and at all stages of the writing process. To schedule a one-on-one or small group writing conference, please call 801.832.2271.
Campus Technology and Support
Westminster supports both Windows and Mac computers. On campus, computers are equipped with Windows 7, the Microsoft Office Suite, multiple web browsers, and many more academic applications. The Information Services Department staffs a Support Phone 801.832.2023 seven days a week which students may call for technical support. IS also maintains a Support website at westminstercollege.edu/support which includes a variety of do-it-yourself instructions for common technical issues.
Student Laptop Requirements
All incoming students are required to have access to a laptop computer running, at a minimum, Windows 7 or Mac OSX 10.7.1+. At this time tablet computers are not supported. With a laptop, students will be able to access Westminster Anywhere, a program allowing students to directly access files and academic programs, both in class and at home. Students can certify their laptops for use by visiting the General Computer Lab during Orientation or otherwise.
Computer Account and Resources
Every student account includes an email address, 2GB of backed-up network storage space, Wi-Fi access, and access to academic software. Students also have access to Office 365, a way for students to use the Office Suite on the web or on their own computer. Residential students also have access to the RecNet network which supports personal devices such as Xbox, Roku, AppleTV, and others. Informational sessions on computer accounts, Office 365, and how to set up RecNet are held during New Student Orientation. If you are unable to attend Orientation, you may visit the General Computer lab, located in the Giovale Library, to receive assistance with establishing your account.