Hartwick College strongly recommends that students bring a laptop computer to college. See our recommendations for what to bring.
All residence hall rooms have both wireless and Ethernet networking available. Personal wireless routers cause significant interference and are not permitted on campus. Wireless printers must have the wireless feature turned off and be connected with a printer cable directly to your laptop. Game devices and smart TVs may be connected to the Ethernet (wired) network after registration with the Technology Resource Center. Printers, game devices, and smart TVs may not be connected to our secure wireless network.
Before you come
Be sure that you have run all Windows or OSX updates, and be sure that you have one working anti-virus program on your computer before coming to campus.
Be aware of your computer’s warranty status and expiration date, and make a note of any product/license keys for software which you have installed, in case you need to reinstall later. Bring any operating system or other disks with you to campus and keep them in a safe place.
Students are provided with some free printing every term and can charge additional printing to WICKit. Printing can be done from the library or computer labs, or directly from your own laptop or even your smart phone! For more information about printing options, see Uniprint. If you are bringing a printer, keep in mind that personal printers must have the wireless feature turned off and be connected with a cable directly to your laptop.
The Technology Resource Center, located on the first floor of Clark Hall, is available to assist students with technology issues. We are certified to perform HP Business Class and Apple warranty service. Please see TRC Services for Students for more information.
Your Hartwick College student ID card (called WICKit) allows you entry to your residence hall and many events, allows access to your meal plan, and also has a WICKit declining balance option for purchases such as vending, laundry, bookstore and many off-campus merchants. See our WICKit page for more details.
Hartwick College has its own digital cable television system. If you have a cable-ready TV with an NTSC ClearQuam tuner, you will have access to all our channels. TVs without that tuner will require a digital converter box. If you bring a TV to campus, please bring a coaxial cable. See www.hartwick.edu/cable for more information and the channel lineup.
Although most students bring cell phones to campus, every residence hall is equipped with a hall phone for making local calls at no cost. Long distance calling requires use of a calling card.