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Cal U’s University Technology (UTech) Services office assists students, faculty and staff with the University’s network and other computing services. Visit the UTech Services Helpdesk website for detailed information about connecting to Cal U’s network. 

All residence hall rooms have at least two connections for computer network connectivity.  There is no need to use a modem or contract with an outside Internet provider while on campus. This service is provided at no additional cost.

Recommended Minimums

  • 10/100 BaseT network card required (Card must be installed and working properly. It can be obtained and installed at most computer stores. The University does not provide or install the network card.)
  • Windows XP or MAC OS X
  • 1.4 GHz Pentium 3 PC or 500MHz G3 Mac
  • 1.0 GB of memory

Students should bring a CAT 5 or CAT 6 network cable with them if they plan on using wired connections. Windows systems must also be current on their Windows updates and have approved antivirus software with up-to-date definitions.

User is responsible for having legal copies of all software and drivers. It is recommended that operating system discs and driver discs be brought with the computer.

Computer Labs

In addition to personal computer access, every residence hall has a complement of computer labs for students' use. Students have access to any of the network services on campus including:

  • Manderino Library
  • Other Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education libraries
  • E-mail and webspace
  • Internet access

All computers in the labs are equipped with:

  • Microsoft Office XP Professional  
  • Internet browsers
  • Various picture and HTML editors

Residence hall labs are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week during school terms. The labs are available for residents and their guests with a valid ID.  Students access the computer labs with their room keys.  Each lab has a laser printer, but students must usually supply their own paper.  University computer use policies must be followed while using the California University of Pennsylvania computer network.

Instructional Computing Facility

The Instructional Computing Facility (ICF), located on the second floor of Noss Hall, offers personal computer systems, scanners and printers.

  • ICF labs are located in Rooms 203, 221 and 222.
  • Printer station is located in Room 211. (All printouts from the labs go here.)
  • ICF office assistants are based in Room 219.

ICF Hours  Spring/Fall Semester

  • 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday   
  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday   
  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday   
  • 2 p.m.-10 p.m.  Sunday   

For more information, visit the ICF or call 724-938-5911.

Contact Us

For all UTech-related issues, call the University Technology Services Helpdesk.

University Technology Services Helpdesk
Noss Hall, Room 219
Tech Support

  • 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday   
  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday   
  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday   
  • 2 p.m.-10 p.m.  Sunday  

Forgot Your Log-In?

Contact UTech at or call ext.  5911.

Print Management

Cal U has implemented a Print Management System that will go into effect at the start of the Fall 2013 semester. Learn more

Residence Hall Students

Update anti-virus definitions and run Windows update prior to registering your system on the network. Students should also remember to bring a CAT 5 cable. 

Wireless Networking is Available

If you are having trouble with your wireless connection or if the signal is weak, contact the UTech Helpdesk at or 724-938-5911.