Technology at New College
The Office of Information Technology (IT)
The Office of Information Technology at New College is small, dedicated group of professionals working to provide IT services to advance the academic and administrative mission of the school as well as the infrastructure components needed to run those services. IT at New College is dedicated to continuous improvement, good communication with all of the College’s constituents and flexibility to adjust to the changing world of technology.
The Office of Information Technology is located in the Palmer A (PMA) building and has hours of operation from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. For additional information please email us at IT@ncf.edu or call us at 941-487-4350.
Educational Technology Services (ETS)
Educational Technology Services (ETS) is a unit within the Jane Bancroft Cook Library that works collaboratively with faculty, other campus units and Information Technology. It is staffed by a coordinator along with an audio visual support specialist and student assistants. ETS plays a leading role in working with faculty and students in identifying, evaluating, selecting, and implementing learning technologies.
ETS is the foundational service within the Academic Resource Center (ARC), a state of the art facility that provides users with access to a variety of cutting-edge technologies in an innovative and flexible environment. The ARC provides an open use computer lab, language acquisition computer stations, digital media computer stations, collaboration spaces for faculty/students, printing and copying services, document/image scanners, video stations and study areas.
Quick Info about Technology at New College
You will receive your New College email address and portal access information within two weeks of paying your enrollment deposit.
New College’s Internet service is provided by the Florida LambdaRail (FLR) through the University of South Florida (USF). Like the National LambdaRail, FLR was created to facilitate research, education and economic development in the State of Florida. The FLR supports Internet2.
Total Internet bandwidth = 500 Mb
Wired and WIFI Coverage
All of New College’s residential living spaces have access to high speed Internet via either a wired port or by WIFI.
Most of New College’s campus is covered by WIFI. IT continues to identify under served areas and works with our WIFI vendor’s site surveys to assure complete coverage.
IT supports 15 labs on campus with approximately 120 computers. In addition, there are concentration specific labs supported by the various college divisions and labs supported by the New College Student Association (NCSA).
New College is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) school. However, there are certain recommended minimum standards for computers to assure a good user experience. It is recommended that students bring a laptop like the following:
For Windows users:
A multi-core processor Wireless N capable laptop with at least 4GB of RAM running a version of Window 7 and a Windows experience index of 3 or better.
For Mac users:
An Intel based Wireless N MacBook/MacBook Pro running OSX version 10.8 or later with at least 4GB of RAM.