There are computer labs located on campus for your use, which can be found in the following areas:
- Technology Center
- Academic Support Center
- Classroom Administration Building (CA)
* view the campus map
If you need assistance with accessing the internet or email, please refer to http://www.herkimer.edu/helpdesk for the proper help.
Internet is available to all on-campus students, but if you live off-campus, you will need to sign-up for a plan from one of the following two providers:
- Verizon DSL http://www22.verizon.com
- Time Warner Cable http://www.timewarnercable.com
Search for different phone plans by using by using http://www.google.com to compare prices for local, long-distance, international, calling card and cell phone rates. Internet phone companies are becoming a popular option as well, such as Skype and Vonage.
Home Phone Services
Most phone companies in the United States offer unlimited local calls for one price. For long-distance calls, you usually have to pay extra. Costs can vary, but if you dial a long-distance number without a plan, the rate will be very high. You must first dial a 1 to make a long-distance phone call. (for example: 1-410-555-1579)
Often you can get a very low rate for long-distance and international calls by buying a calling card online at http://www.pinsonsale.com or at the campus bookstore. They provide a wide variety of calling cards for calling all around the world.
Cell phones are very popular in the United States. Be sure to shop around for the company that fits your needs. Many cell phone companies charge for incoming calls and if you go over the minutes you are allowed for a month, your bill can be very expensive. To have a cheaper rate, you will be required to sign a contract, which can be from one year to two years. There are pay-as-you-go cell phone options, which mean you do not have a contract. There are also prepaid cell phones available at Walmart.
Verizon Wireless: http://www.verizonwireless.com
Sprint PCS: http://www.spring.com/personal/wireless
There is a post office where you may send packages within the United States and overseas. You can also print out postage from the postal service’s website at http://www.usps.com.
If you live on-campus, you will receive mail located near your apartment/dormitory, if it is a large package, it will be delivered to the main housing office located near Campus Meadows.
If you live off-campus, you will receive mail at your apartment/house.