Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I really need to bring a computer to campus?
A: Chowan has over 175 public computers that are available to students until midnight each weekday and various hours on the weekends. Students will have ample opportunity to use the computers to complete work, although it will make the college experience much easier if there is a computer in the room.
Q: What type of computer should I purchase?
A: I would suggest a laptop running Windows 7 or IOS 10.12 at a minimum. Any hardware that can be purchased now will meet our minimum requirements.
Q: Does Chowan offer discounts on computers?
A: Yes. The link to our Dell store is http://dell.com/dellu/chowan
Q: Where should I purchase my Microsoft Office and what version is Chowan running?
A: Chowan has standardized on Microsoft Office Professional 2016. Chowan provides Microsoft Office free for all current students
Q: Will I need any other equipment to connect to the network?
A: WiFi is available in all dorm rooms. Some rooms have Ethernet ports available also.
Q: Are gaming systems allowed?
A: Yes, they must be registered with the NAC appliance. You can register your device by clicking here.
Q: Are other wireless devices such as tablets and TVs allowed to connect to the network?
A: Yes, using the same credentials as with a laptop.
Q: What cellular phone companies work best in Murfreesboro?
A: Verizon and US Cellular are the only companies that provide comprehensive coverage of the area.
Q: How do I register my device on the network?
A: Connect to the ChowanU wireless network, open an Internet browser, and go to a new webpage. You will be redirected to our registration portal. Follow the prompts to register your device. Your personal computer must be registered on the network before you can use it. Apple devices may need to have Cellular Data turned off for the registration process to work properly.
Q: What services does Chowan provide its students
A: Free Services
Unlimited Internet connection in residence hall rooms (dual)
Email account @chowan.edu
Wireless LAN access in all buildings on campus
100 Mb disk storage space on student server
Backup of data nightly
Student labs in Whitaker Library, McSweeney Hall and Camp Hall with approx.125 PCs
Outsourced at $50 per hour