Academic Village Program Charge for Service

Academic Village Program Charge for Service helps cover the cost of computing in the Academic Village. In partnership with the College of Engineering and the Engineering Student Technology Committee, the charge helps provide the following services to all residents (regardless of major) in the Academic Village Engineering Building.

Services Provided in Academic Village:

  • Unrestricted, unfiltered 24-hour very high-speed Internet service
  • Thin clients in residence room (see below)
  • Collaborative Design Studios and Study Areas with thin clients
  • High-end self-service computing technology such as SmartBoards, projection, and scanning
  • Printing, B&W and color laser, up to 11x17 duplex
  • Classes taught in the Academic Village
  • Computing Help Desk
  • On-site tutoring and advising

Services provided with an Engineering account:

  • 24-hour access to most engineering computer labs and study spaces - do not need to return to AV to access files and software for studying
  • Printing in multiple formats, from 8.5 x 11 to large plots, in over 20 different locations (including Academic Village)
  • Network file space for file sharing and collaboration
  • World-wide access to Virtual Computer Lab via the web - a Windows computing environment with most college software

Computing Services provided via Sun Ray thin clients (provided for each resident in the residence room):

  • Use of three operating systems: Linux, Solaris, Windows
  • Access to over 80 software packages including intra-disciplinary software such as:
    • Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop
    • Industry-standard CAD software including AutoCAD, Solidworks, and Pro/ENGINEER
    • Mathematical modeling software including Matlab, Mathcad, and Minitab
    • Other scientific software including ArcGIS, Fluent and Labview
  • Mobile Session via Smart Card
    • Academic Village residents do not need to log out. A session can be moved to any one of over 600 thin clients distributed on both the main campus and Foothills campus.

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