If you do not have access to a device that works with CMU's technology services, or if you don't have an adequate internet connection to support online learning while CMU classes have moved online, there may be additional resources available near you. And, as always, if none of these solutions solve your problem, please contact the OIT Help Desk. We're here to help!
Resources in Mt. Pleasant and elsewhere
If you're located in or near Mt. Pleasant, the 1 North Study Room in Park Library has physical computers available for student use. If you plan to visit 1 North, please check their hours and availability And, of course, please be sure to take recommended precautions to reduce the spread of coronavirus out of respect for your fellow students.
If you're not located near Mt. Pleasant, most Michigan universities (like CMU) have designated available spaces with computer and internet access. Some of these spaces have been made available to students at other universities. If you need access to these resources, please contact colleges and universities in your area to see what resources they might have available.
Home internet resources
Some internet service providers (ISPs) are currently running special offers to respond to the unprecedented need for high-speed internet service. In some cases, these are discuonts on new or ongoing service, or it might mean that certain ISPs have vowed not to terminate service due to lack of payment.
To be clear, OIT does not endorse the user of any of these ISPs or any other specific ISP, and we strongly encourage you to ensure that you have carefully reviewed any applicable contracts prior to signing an agreement. Remember that these are businesses, and they are ultimately looking to make a profit, especially after things calm down.
With that in mind, some of these may be useful to you. You can find more on the COVID-19 response pages for these ISPs widely available across Michigan: Comcast, Charter, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile.