|General Computer Labs:||
Information Services provides a number of resources for students to facilitate success in your academic program. Some of these services include:
General computer labs:
There are two general computing labs on campus. These include:
- Gyte Learning Commons: The Gyte Learning Commons provides access to over 50 PCs. This learning resource has four distinct areas: a casual computing area (Gyte 040); a collaborative and multimedia room (Gyte 044); a student Helpdesk with a binding and SimpleScan station (Gyte 045); a conventional computer lab (Gyte 048); and casual meeting space with wireless access on the north side of the corridor.
- University Library: The computer facilities in the University Library provide 118 PCs, 12 Macs and 2 SimpleScan stations. In addition to a variety of general software applications including Microsoft Office and SPSS, the computers in the University Library also have special programs that are needed to access some scholarly resources not available elsewhere on campus.
Access to Computers and Software:
Students have access to computers for academic work in a variety of lab settings. In addition to the general labs, there are over 40 specialized departmental computer labs throughout campus which serve a variety of computing needs such as access to CAD software and software to edit digital media.
Open Access Clustered Computers:
Computers are available in the lounges of various buildings for student use. These machines provide basic computing services, such as Microsoft Office. These machines may be found on the first floor of the Student Union & Library building, as well as in the Anderson, Classroom Office, Gyte, and Porter buildings. There are facilities at both Peregrine Hall and Griffin Hall.
Network File Storage:
Each student is provided with 100 MB of storage space on the network for course related files and web pages. This storage space is known as your “H-drive.” It is accessible once you log into any lab computer on campus.
University Email Address:
Each student is provided with a university email account. You can access this service through the MyPUC portal. Email is an essential communication tool used by faculty, staff, and students on campus. We encourage you to check your university e-mail account to ensure you don’t miss receiving important information related to your classes and status within the University.
Calnet3 is Purdue University Calumet’s secure wireless network; it connects wireless-ready laptops, tablets, and phones to the Purdue Calumet network and the Internet. Calnet3 is accessible throughout all campus buildings and select green spaces. All connections to Calnet3 are authenticated and encrypted in order to help protect your data.
How do I get connected?
A tool is available to get you connected to Calnet3 as quickly as possible. To access it, connect your wireless device to the “Calnet Setup” wireless network, open a web browser, and access your home page. You will be automatically re-directed to the XpressConnect setup page. Follow the on-screen instructions to automatically get connected to the Calnet3 secure wireless network.