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Open access to information and web-based communications is essential to every student's college experience. Our IT Services staff can help you make the most of technology!
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For additional information consult the SFU Laptop Manual
Each academic year, Saint Francis University provides every full-time student with a laptop computer. Students have access to the Internet, email, as well as printing services, anywhere network connectivity can be accessed. Students may take their laptops home during semester breaks, holidays, and summer vacations as long as they maintain full-time enrollment status. Following this plan, all full-time undergraduate students will have a laptop that is up-to-date for the duration of their academic career at Saint Francis University. All repairs are handled in-house by our team of IBM Certified Technicians to ensure that no student goes without a laptop for even a single day!
Students seeking technical assistance can visit the Laptop Help Desk located on the Library's first floor. Students may walk-in or call 814-472-2800 for support.
Our laptop distribution schedule will be available prior to the Fall semester.
Re-image means to remove all information from your hard disk and replace with a standard install. Doing this to your laptop is a good way to clean out all the collected garbage that builds up over time causing your laptop to run slowly. With the latest threat of many viruses, a current antiviral solution is important. By receiving the latest image, you automatically bring your laptop up to today's standards and therefore protect against today's viral attacks.
Student will loose the following:
NOTE: this can be prevented by backing up your data.
Saint Francis University has established email as a primary vehicle for official communication with students, faculty, and staff. Official email accounts for students are established in a system called GroupWise. This system provides students several powerful and convenient features. All University communications sent via email will be sent to your @mail.francis.edu address upon your matriculation to Saint Francis. You can use only one email package to pick up messages from your GroupWise account. If you choose to redirect this account to another account, such as
@gmail.com or @yahoo.com, you do so at your own risk.
Protect yourself: Don’t share your password with anybody, including peers, friends, and family members.
IT Services supports Saint Francis University's administrative information system. The core system for all administrative function for the university is Jenzabar CX. Jenzabar CX is an "ERP" system (Enterprise Resource Planning) - an integrated information system which serves all departments within the university. These modules include Admissions, Student records, Course and Class records, Registration and Academic History/Transcripts, Student financial accounts, Student Services, Human Resources, Alumni, Institutional Advancement, and Finance systems.
Jenzabar CX enables university departments to communicate with and to serve the campus community by providing a broad range of functions:
Two major examples of systems which provide access to information maintained by Jenzabar CX include
All smart locations support video projection from a laptop and in most cases stationary in room computers to projectors or LED televisions. Several conference rooms offer various degrees of VTC (Video TelleConferencing) as well as phone conferencing options. These conference rooms allow professors and other university departments the opportunity to enrich classroom lecture by offering industry professional guest speakers, webinars, and other educational programs.
Saint Francis University's wireless 802.11g data network covers all major academic areas and most communal areas of campus. This network handles daily traffic for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. We recognize the constantly growing demand for network access by all types of mobile devices. Wherever you go, we've got you covered!
Network Services ensures a reliable, secure and efficient network environment for the University community.
Printing is free and available at the following locations:
Please be courteous, laser printers are not photocopiers. Discretion should be applied when printing e-mail messages or web page content.
Photocopier for multiple copies are available at the following locations
117 Evergreen Drive P.O. Box 600 Loretto, PA 15940