Technology in the Residence Halls
The Residence Halls have a robust wireless Internet provided by Spectrum (formerly Time Warner.) Upon arrival, students will be able to find the Residence Hall wireless network on their equipment and will automatically be routed to a launch page. Students are not able to install wireless routers as they will interfere with the main system. Students are able to connect up to 3 devices to the network automatically and are guaranteed 7MB upload and download speeds. "Browserless" devices such as XBox can also be networked by calling Tech Support.
Please note the desktop computers will need a wireless card in order to connect to the internet. For more information, go to www.mvcc.edu/housing and click on CURRENT STUDENT.
Telephone (Subject to change - College is actively working to replace Room Emergency Phones with Smart Phone App)
Landline telephones can be requested to be activated in rooms. A student must request this service by emailing email@example.com. Service will be activated two times during the semester: week 1 and week 8. Service includes local telephone service, call waiting, call forwarding, and 3-way calling. Phone numbers are given to students at check-in. There is NO charge to make local Utica area calls or to receive calls from long distance.
The College recently updated the Cable TV service to an all-digital HD service. There is no cost and no need to register for service. The ClearQAM ( CQAM) channel lineup is made up of (80) All Digital Hi-Definition channels including ESPN, Discovery, History, the Weather Channel, NFL Network, International Channels Univision, Telemundo, TWC News, TWC Sports, Showtime (Analog) premium channel, HBO and (45) Digital Music channels.
• (75 ) Digital HD TV Channels
• Showtime & HBO Premium Channel
• (45) Digital Music channels