Welcome Students! News from CUIT
02 Sep 10
Welcome Students! News from CUIT. . .
Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT) welcomes new and returning Columbia students to campus.
CUIT provides all Columbia students, faculty and staff with central computing and communications services including the network, email, telephone and cable TV service, printing, SSOL, CourseWorks, computer labs, ColumbiaNet kiosk stations, electronic classrooms and more.
We have been hard at work adding some new services over the summer. Most notably:
Wireless in the Residence Halls!!! CUIT implemented wireless in 8 more residence halls over the summer. In addition to Broadway Res, now all of the following buildings support connections without those cumbersome Ethernet cables: 600 W. 113th, Hogan, McBain, Woodbridge, Wein, Watt, Ruggles, River. More to come in the future – Stay tuned!
Easier Ordering of Cable TV: CUIT has made it easier for you to order cable TV and have it charged directly to your student bill – go to http://www.columbia.edu/acis/telecom/students/cabletv.html for details.
eClassrooms: CUIT has added 21 new Electronic Classrooms with multi-media technologies that enhance classroom work. See http://www.columbia.edu/acis/facilities/classrooms/ for information about classroom locations and equipment.
Registration & Financial Services at Kent Hall: CUIT has implemented a new telephone system that will assist in effectively routing calls, shortening call wait times, and providing reports that will enable Columbia to best allocate resources to address your questions.
CUIT Helpdesk: We have also implemented a new telephone system at the CUIT Helpdesk to further streamline processing your calls. And we will be implementing a “chat” service to enable online help – More to come!
Financial Aid – Direct Loans and NetPartner: CUIT and Student Services have implemented new software to support the new federal student aid regulations providing federal loans directly to students without using a bank as middle-man. Also, a new student portal called NetPartner provides information regarding your financial aid requests, awards, and history.
Textbooks Required for Classes: Textbooks required for your courses along with average retail price are now listed within CourseWorks.
MATLAB Campus Wide License Agreement: MATLAB, a numerical computing environment and programming language, is now available for download by any Columbia University faculty, staff and students. Refer to: http://www.columbia.edu/acis/software/licenses/matlab/
Continual Updating of Security Guidelines and Controls: See security.columbia.edu
Internet Bandwidth: We have once again doubled Columbia’s bandwidth for Internet access.
Columbia Website: CUIT is working with Public Affairs and other departments to modernize the look and feel of the Columbia web site – watch for the launch in early fall!
So another year is starting – feel free to reach out to us with any suggestions, comments, or problems. As always, contact us through the CUIT Helpdesk as follows:
¨ Online: www.columbia.edu/cuit/support
¨ By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
¨ In-person: CUIT Helpdesk Support Center, 202 Philosophy Hall
¨ Monday- Friday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
¨ By phone: 212-854-1919
¨ Monday-Thursday 8:00am-11:00pm
¨ Friday 8:00am-7:00pm
¨ Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm, Sunday 3:00pm - 11:00p
And welcome back, everyone!
VP, Columbia University Information Technology