Computer network connections (wired and wireless) are offered to Senior SMUS boarding students who use their own computers in their rooms. This access provides the student with Internet, student data storage space, and email access.
There is also a computer in the common rooms of each residence and computer labs on all campuses. The Computer Services department also provides technical support to boarders with personal computers. Computer policy varies by grade and academic standing.
Grade 8 and 9
Grade 8 or 9 boarders, as well as any new Grade 10 boarders are not allowed to have in-room computers, as we have found that students socialize more, sleep better, and perform better academically without them.
Returning boarders entering Grade 10 may request to have a computer in their room and new Grade 10 boarders may request to have a computer in their room after their interim marks come in, which is usually in October. If the student has a solid academic and community record, permission will be granted.
Computer privileges are granted to students who:
- attend tutorials, classes, boarding activities;
- have a positive impact in the house and school community; and
- put effort into their classes and maintain reasonably high marks;
Misuse of the school network may lead to the revoking of network privileges.