Residential Network (ResNet) & Student Computing

At Dickinson, every student room on campus, and most off-campus College-owned housing, has access to ResNet, the student Residential Network. From ResNet, students can access the web, send and receive e-mail, create their own web pages, share files with other students, and access campus resources.

Network Storage (aka The Y: Drive)

All students have both private and shared storage (1GB) on the campus network that is secure and backed up every day. When connected to Dickinson's network on your personal computer (wired or wireless), you can access your network storage space provided by the College by following these walkthroughs. When you're not on campus, you still have access to the Y: drive through NetFiles in Gateway (

Windows 8
Windows 7 Mac OS


Network Folders Explained

Wireless Connectivity

Wireless is now in available in all buildings on campus that are supplied with campus services. For instructions on connecting, follow this link:

The Wireless Network

Wired Connectivity

Follow the link for your operating system:

Windows Mac OS

ResNet Services Annex (RSA)

The ResNet Services Annex (RSA) is located in the rear of the HUB Microroom. This service is for Dickinson College students only, and is provided free of charge. The RSA staff will help with installing and updating antivirus software, malware removal, network connectivity, and operating system issues. Click here to learn more.

Policies You Need To Know

Responsible Use Policy
Virus Policy
Wireless Policy

Peer-to-Peer Info


Computing at Dickinson

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