Information Technology Services Overview

  • CSB/SJU is a PC campus, however the fine arts departments use Macintosh computers. There are also Linux workstations to support Computer Science and some of the natural sciences. This discipline-determined computing platform selection reflects the real-world setting. (CSB/SJU university-owned computers breakdown: 94% PCs, 6% Macs
  • CSB/SJU has one network that serves both campuses plus the Prep School, the Abbey and the Monastery:
  • The same software is accessible from all PCs regardless of their location; this even includes the residence hall clusters.
    • Faculty, Staff, and Students can customize PC screens to their liking and those same settings will follow them around to any other networked PC.
    • Faculty, Staff, and Students are given ample network hard drive space to store personal documents. This data, like the applications, is also accessible from any networked PC or Mac and is backed up on a nightly basis.
    • CSB/SJU has a network connection available for every student in the residence halls. There is no charge for this service.
  • Information Technology Services provides free software licenses to students who have connected their own PCs in their residence hall rooms to the network. This allows them access from their room to virtually all of the network software applications -just as they would from any networked PC in our access areas, labs or classrooms.
  • Students who do not have a PC in their room will usually have access to a Computer Cluster in their residence hall. Computer Clusters are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Access areas are open and accessible when students need them. Most are open until 1:00 am every day on most days. 
  • The Computer Access Areas are staffed at all times with well-trained and enthusiastic student workers who are available to assist students.
  • CSB/SJU are wireless campuses allowing faculty, staff and students to access the network through notebooks or other hand-held devices.
  • Faculty, Staff, and Students have access to Information Technology Services' Help Desk. The Help Desk is there to answer any questions and if necessary, forward that question to our professional technical staff.
  • CSB/SJU's E-mail application is Microsoft Outlook. Outlook is an advanced graphical application, capable of sending and receiving messages that include documents, graphics and even sound and video. For off-campus users, Outlook is accessible from any web browser via the Internet service provider (ISP) of their choice.
  • Information Technology Services' provides training workshops on many of our popular software applications. Workshops are scheduled to accommodate class schedules and are offered in the evenings as well. These workshops are free to students and employees.
  • Every networked PC, Mac and Linux workstation is connected to the Internet at all times. Student-owned computers connected to the network also have a continuous, free connection to the Internet.
  • CSB/SJU has a Gigabit network backbone. This allows high availability to the data and applications on the network servers.
  • CSB/SJU has a Computer Store on the College of Saint Benedict campus. Students can purchase educationally priced software and other related supplies.
  • Many of the services of the CSB/SJU libraries are available electronically. Any networked workstation can access these services, such as the library catalog, periodical indexes and on-line articles.