What to Bring
If the student is bringing a computer to campus, make sure they bring any CDs that came with the computer. To access the Internet from their dorm room, the student will also need an ethernet cable.
Technology Help on Move-In Day
Student technology consultants will be stationed at the Mudd-Blaisdell Lounge during the first few days of move-in to help students get set up on Pomona’s wireless network.
Most students bring their own computer to college, however this is not required. There are many computer labs on the Pomona campus which can provide anything that your freshman might need. Most labs provide extended hours, and some are available to students 24/7.
The ITS Service Desk supports both Windows and Apple computers. Any computer manufactured within the last 5 years should be compatible with the campus network. For helpful information about buying a computer, see our Computer Buying Guide.
Your student must register their computer to connect to the Pomona campus network. To find out how, see the Network Registration page
For information about configuring your student’s Pomona email account, please contact the ITS Service Desk.
Pomona College is adding wireless to buildings as they are renovated, and at this point the wireless signal in dorms is not reliable. To get reliable network (Internet) access, your freshman must use an ethernet cable to plug his or her computer into the network jack located in their dorm room.
Wireless network access is available in most academic buildings as well as the Smith Campus Center.
For more information about setting up wireless access and wifi coverage at Pomona, see the Wireless Networking page.
Contact the ITS Service Desk!