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Printing

Each student is given $25 per long semester (Fall & Spring) and $8 for short terms (Summer or Janmester) for printing.

 Cost per copies are:

  • Black & White: $ .04
  • Color: $ .75

Printers/copiers are available in all the buildings on campus.

 You have access to your print account anytime you are logged in to the LCU network. To access your copy account, log in to the keypads next to the copiers using your full LCU ID number and the last 4-digits of your social security number.

Cable Television

Cable television is available in the dorms and apartments. If you are in Campus Housing, contact your Housing Supervisor for equipment and any questions or concerns. If they cannot address the issue, contact the CHAP DESK with the details of the problem.

Hardware and Software Support

Technology Services offers technical support for hardware and software from qualified and experienced technicians.

LCU ChapDesk

Computer

..Help

...Always

.....Present

The CHAP DESK is located in the F.W. Mattox Administration Building adjacent to the Library Lab. The CHAP DESK hours are M-TH 8am - 11pm, Friday 8am - 5:30pm, Saturday 10am - 5:30pm and Sunday 2pm - 11:30pm. Call CHAP DESK for summer hours.

The CHAP DESK is designed to help you will all your computing, network and troubleshooting needs.

If you have any questions please feel free to call 806.720.7100 or email chapdesk@lcu.edu.

Computer Labs

Technology Services also provides access to several labs on campus. Those locations are:

There are also mini-labs available for students living in Johnson Hall and Katie Rogers Hall.

Remote Desktop Access

Remote Desktop is used by our thin clients to access our servers and give you access to software and LCU Services. This year we have changed to a Web-based program, the URL is https://netgate.lcu.edu. This application will prompt you for a user name and password. Use your LCU credentials for Self Serve, Moodle, or thePortal.

Wireless Internet

There is wireless internet available in all of the academic buildings, all the apartments, Katie Rogers, Johnson Hall, the Living Center, the Courtyards, the Library, the SUB, and the Cafeteria. You will need to pass a Network Access Control (NAC) scan of your operating system and antivirus settings. If you are having trouble, contact CHAP DESK.

**Note: We do not have Wireless Access Points in the Campus Apartments, and student Routers are prohibited.

Network Storage

There are two options for network storage available to students:

X-Drive: Every student has an X-Drive. This is storage on our servers. The data on these is backed up weekly and can be accessed from any lab or even from home through terminals. If you have a problem accessing your X-Drive please contact the CHAP DESK.

SkyDrive: This is hosted by Microsoft and is accessible through webmail. This is accessible anywhere in the world that you can get an internet connection. For more information, see the SkyDrive instructional PowerPoint on the Portal.

thePortal

The Portal is a "digital" campus that makes current grades, schedules, links to learning and financial tools, news and current events available in one site to current students and employees.

LCU SelfServe

Current students can access and view:

  • Academic Plans
  • Register for classes 
  • Grades
  • Financial information
  • Update their information 

Non-current students should be able to find courses that are available.

Faculty can:

  • Update their information
  • Enter grades
  • View students academic plans
  • Define course activities
  • And much more

Software Available

The full version of Microsoft Office is available for free to all currently enrolled students. It includes:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Access
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • InfoPath

A free version of antivirus software and the Mac version of Office is also available.

Vendor Discount Programs

We offer discount software from Adobe through the Academic SuperStore.

We are also working with AT&T to offer discount prices for phones and plans.

Click here for student discounts:

Click here for employee discounts:

We offer a discount through Dell for your hardware purchases.

Computer Specs

For new computer purchases, the minimum recommendation:

  • 4 GB RAM
  • 120 GB Hard Drive
  • Processor can be either:
    • Single-Core 2.5GHz or
    • Dual-core 1.5GHz
  • CD ROM, CD-RW, DVD or DVD-RW drive
  • 10/100 Mbps ethernet card or Wireless G card
  • Windows 7

We DO NOT recommend that you purchase Microsoft Office or any type of antivirus software as this software is available to students for free. For more information, click here.

If you are bringing a laptop that you currently own, we suggest avoiding Windows XP Home (this version of Windows is not designed to allow domain logons).

Extra things you need:

  • POWER STRIPS, power outlets are limited in the dorms
  • Patch Cable or Network Cable (10-25 feet will usually be long enough)
  • Flash drive(s)
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2013