Information Technology Services staff have been working tirelessly to support the campus community’s switch to online teaching and learning. They’ve now produced a new resource for those who have limited access to the technologies they need to keep up with their work.
The College’s network and telecommunications teams rapidly designed and implemented a WiFi hotspot in the Route 32 Residential Student Parking Lot 28A, which provides safe, reliable access to the campus network for students, faculty, and staff.
“One of the first things the response team discussed in March was the issue of students who may not have internet access,” said John Reina, the College’s chief information officer. “We began planning ways we could use resources and spaces on campus to address that need for those who live locally.”
The WiFi hotspot is located on the emergency blue light phone in the Route 32 lot. Users can connect to the signal from anywhere in the lot, though internet speeds will depend on their devices and their proximity to the emergency blue light stand. A limited number of power outlets are available on nearby light poles. Residential parking lot rules are also temporarily suspended for this lot.
Anyone having issues connecting to the new Route 32 WiFi network can contact Information Technology Services at 845-257-HELP (4357) or visit https://newpaltz.teamdynamix.com/TDClient.