Campus Technology

As a UVF student, your child will have ready access to the kind of technology you’d expect on a much larger campus. They get connected to our state-of-the-art campus-wide network and blazing fast 300Mbps Internet connection. Throughout the campus, they’ll find 200+ wireless access points to reach the network resources and surf the Internet from their college-issued laptop. Each living space on campus is also equipped with a wired network port to reach the same resources while connected with a wire.

 

When your child arrives on campus, he/she will be equipped with a laptop, thanks to the Connect2 Technology Program that is unique only to UVF. This connection to the world outside of the college campus makes it easier for you to stay in touch with your child. We want to provide the greatest level of technology that we can and save you the cost of having to purchase a brand new computer when your child starts their educational journey at UVF.

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Computer Labs

Five distinct iMac computer labs are available on-campus for students:

  • Computer Mall - Dual boot, Windows /Mac OSX operating systems.
  • Instructional Computer Lab - Dual boot, Windows /Mac OSX operating systems.
  • Digital Audio Suite - Mac OSX and instrumentation inputs.
  • Production Lab - Mac OSX.
  • Video Instruction Lab - State-of-the-art systems with Mac OSX designed to run the latest video-editing software.

Email

Once your child is accepted to UVF, he/she will automatically receive a student email account that can be accessed anywhere.

When your child graduates, he/she keeps their email account so he/she will never miss future news and events and will have a great way to keep in touch.

MyVALLEYFORGE

MyVALLEYFORGE provides access to your child's student grade information, account information, and unofficial transcripts. In addition, all pre-registration is done online through this web-interface. Student technology at UVF revolves around our campus learning, community and content systems like MyVALLEYFORGE. These provide a wealth of information from classes to storage to community-building. Click here to learn more.

Integrated Library System

Symphony, a state-of-the-art library information system is available to search the Storms Research Center’s library holdings. This system also provides a web-based interface for searching. In addition, your child has access to a “My Account” feature that allows them to request an item, change contact information and view the items that are currently checked out on their account.

Internet Use

Internet usage on campus is filtered to protect your child and the university from illegal and objectionable material.

Phone

UVF provides telephone service in each residence hall as part of the student service fee. Telephone service is provided as follows:

  • Each living space is equipped with a phone jack that can be activated to allow on campus, emergency, local and toll free calling. 
  • Long distance phone calls can be made by using a pre-paid calling card or with a toll free number. Toll free numbers with the prefixes: 800, 866, 877, 888 may be used.
  • In living spaces with more than one person, phone jacks are shared by all the students in that room.
  • Voice mail is not available.
  • Students must supply their own phone and/or answering machine.