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Campus Technology Frequently Asked Questions

Assumption has 4 designated computer labs and 8 computer classrooms, equipped with PC, Mac or dual-boot computers. The d’Alzon Library also has numerous desktop and laptop computers available for student use.

Incoming students receive their assumption.edu email addresses during Summer Orientation.

The website for Assumption email, also known as Houndmail, is http://myhoundmail.assumption.edu.

Students may go to the Assumption online computer store to purchase software for their own computers at a discounted price.  Assumption lab and classroom computers offer Microsoft Office 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and approximately 200 different standard and educational software products such as: Adobe Creative Suite CS4 (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, etc), Avid, Mathematica, SPSS, and more.

Assumption College actively blocks illegal file sharing using Bit-torrent, gnutella, edonkey and Kazaa. Illegal sharing of copyrighted material is not allowed and will actively be monitored and stopped. Students who participate in illegal file sharing can and will be prosecuted if their computer is identified as sharing copyrighted files.  P2P also consumes excessive amounts of network bandwidth making the network slower for all users.

Yes. If you live in a residence hall, either you or one of your roommates must bring a wired phone with you, and it must be plugged into the beige telephone wall jack (blue wall jacks are for computers). In addition, all wired phones allow you to make free, unlimited local calls, and we can activate a voice mailbox for your wired phone upon request. 

All wired phones connected in residence halls are linked to our 911 system, which tells Assumption’s Public Safety Department where you are calling from. This is critical in an emergency!

We have AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon cell towers on campus.

For more information about technology services, including instructions and acceptable use policies, go to the My.Assumption portal and look under IT&MS Services.


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