Wifi Hotspots for Students Living Off Campus

 

Campus photo by Allyson Frantz, Edits by Nicole DeJacimo, Content Manager.

Campus photo by Allyson Frantz, Edits by Nicole DeJacimo, Content Manager.

By Jane Fitzpatrick, Assistant News Editor

Students who are currently living off-campus may request a Wifi hotspot from the college if they are struggling with internet access at their respective off-campus locations.

Due to the de-densification process which recently took place, many students are working from a variety of remote locations without access to the Gettysburg campus Wifi.  Because these students are only able to attend classes and submit course work through Zoom, email, and Moodle, a poor Wifi connection can mean that students fall behind in their classes.  

Maggie Halpin ‘22 has had difficulties keeping up with class discussions, which are an integral part of the Gettysburg learning experience: 

“I take a lot of discussion-based classes, and it’s really hard to try and hop into the discussion when zoom keeps freezing and I miss the entire points of conversation,” said Halpin.  “It’s like a constant game of guessing what people said and trying to fill in gaps.”

GTech is offering remote students the opportunity to check out a Wifi hotspot device which will be mailed to the provided address.  The Equipment Checkout Request form can be accessed through a student CNAV account.  The direct link for the request form is located on the main page.

The GTech team is actively available to students as a resource for any questions and technological concerns.  They can be contacted via email: gtech@gettysburg.edu      

 

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Author: Jane Fitzpatrick

Jane Fitzpatrick '21 serves as Features Editor of The Gettysburgian. She is a Religious Studies major and Middle East & Islamic Studies minor.

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