For Students

Welcome to the MACU OIT for students.  Below you will find information about policies, access, and recommendations related to the MACU network.  

Policies and Prodcedures
Network Access
MACU Email
Copyrights, P2P, and File Sharing
Education Technology
Computer Labs
Safe Computing and Information Security
Personal Computers

Policies and Procedures

MACU IT Policies

All students wishing to connect to the network a desktop or laptop are required to have:
  • Anti-Virus software installed and up-to-date. 
  • Latest services packs for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or a MAC with Mac OS X v10.4 or higher.
Routers are not allowed on the network (wired or wireless).
Personal access Points are not permitted on the school network.
Peer-to-peer applications are not allowed on the network.
Mid-Atlantic University uses technologies to filter web content.
Proxies/Anonymizers are strictly forbidden.
Failure to follow these guidelines will result in disciplinary action. 

Network Access

Each dorm room has access to two network jacks.  Additionally, all dorm rooms have access to the MACU Wireless. Wireless connectivity is also available throughout Heritage Hall, the Albert C. Blanton III Campus Life Center, Wilkinson Hall, Faith Hall, and the Student Life Center.

Visit the Network and Voice page and the Wireless Network Access page for more information.


Click here for infomation on your MACU Email account - Email is considered an official method for communication at Mid-Atlantic Christian University. Official email communications are intended to meet the academic and administrative needs of the university. The university has the right to expect that such communications will be received and read in a timely fashion. To enable this process, the college ensures that all students and employees can be accessed through a standardized, university-issued email account.

Copyrights, P2P, and File Sharing

Familiarize yourself with MACU's guidelines on Copyrights, P2P, and File Sharing - - MACU is committed to upholding copyrights and, whereever possible, eliminating illegal file sharing.

Education Technology

Education Technology Support and Guides - Contains information on Moodle, Techsmith Relay, Engrade, Turnitin, and more tools that students will use during their classes and activities at MACU.

Computer Labs

There are two computer labs available to students:

  • Watson-Griffith Library
  • Heritage Hall
Please read the Computer Labs page for more information concerning the use of MACU computer labs.

Personal Computers

Check out our recommendations for new computers, anti-virus, safe browsing habits, and avoiding various internet-borne threats.
Safe Computing and best-use practices for personal computers
Computer Recommendations 
Safe money on your next computer/device purchase - MACU has an agreement with CDW-G to provide discounts on select devices for students.  Purchases via the MACU agreement are between CDW-G and the student.  MACU is not responsible for the setup or maintenance of these devices.