Information Systems


Rooms in the residences halls and house are equipped to provide Tusculum students with a network connection. The Rankin, Dean and Dobson Residential Housing have wireless broadband. Additionally, Tusculum College has deployed campus-wide wireless (Wi-Fi) for students. This ensures that every student at Tusculum College has access to the Network/Internet.

If you are purchasing a computer to use at Tusculum College to help you obtain a degree, you need to purchase a new, state-of-the-art personal computer. Considering the speed of development in information technology, it does not make sense to handicap yourself with a computer that is already out-of-date, and expect it to get you through four years.


Once you have your PC with Ethernet Card and a 10′ patch cord, you are ready to set up your PC. Before you connect to the Ethernet port mounted on the wall in your room, make sure your anti-virus software is configured for automatic updates and is current. Also, you should ensure that the firewall on your computer is configured and turned on. Be sure not to confuse your Ethernet port with the phone jack.

Turn on your PC, and you should be able to access the Internet using your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc). No log on is currently required. If you cannot access the Internet using your browser, do the following:

  • Check all your connections to insure they are plugged into the proper places
  • Make sure your PC is configured for a network connection
  • Restart your PC
  • If you still cannot access the Internet, call Information Systems at Ext. 5346, and be prepared to give us your name, residence hall, room number, phone number, and a brief description of your problem.

If you are unable to connect to the network, please notify Information Systems at:
Ext. 5346 or Ext. 7346.