Residence Hall Network Policy

Arcadia University provides a network connection for every student residing in the residence halls. This policy is in place to insure that the Arcadia University Network provides reliable service to the Students community and that the network is used as intended. It is designed to clarify aspects of the Arcadia University Network Use Policy as it applies to students. Violation of this policy or the Arcadia University Computer Use Policy may result in disciplinary action.

  • The Arcadia University Network is provided to support the academic and administrative efforts of the students at Arcadia University. Only students who have been assigned a username and password are entitled to use it. It may not be used to support commercial activities of any type or to operate a personal business.
  • Each computer is automatically assigned an IP address by the Arcadia University Office of Information Technology. Any other addresses or any change to the assigned address is not be permitted. The connection of any computer with an unauthorized address will be terminated and the student will have to contact IT User Support before the connection will be re-enabled.
  • Only one computer may be connected to any port in the residence halls. No network devices other than a single computer may be connected to each port unless the device is provided by IT User Support. This includes Wireless Access Points, routers, or switches of any kind.
  • All computers connected to Arcadia University Network must have Anti-Virus software installed and that software must be of the type that is routinely and automatically updated over the internet. Additionally, it is the responsibility of the student to insure that any operating system updates or security patches are applied as soon as possible. (Users are encouraged to use any automated update systems that may be provided by the operating system vendor (Microsoft for Windows, Red Hat for Red Hat Linux, etc.)
  • You may not tamper with the network wiring or hardware other than that which is in your own computer. If there is a problem with your network connection, contact IT User Support at 215-572-2898 or
  • You can not use your computer as a server on Arcadia University Network. This includes, but is not limited to, running Windows NT Server, Novell Netware or any form of Unix in a server configuration. This also includes, but is not limited to, using any computer or device to provide services such as DNS, DHCP, BOOTP, WINS, FTP, HTTP, or any other server service.
  • In the event that a computer begins sending signals that are disruptive to the operation of the network, the connection to that computer will be automatically disabled. The student will be responsible for correcting the problem and contacting IT User Support Service before the connection will be re-enabled.

For more information or questions, contact IT User Support at 215-572-2898 or

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