CVCC Open Wi-Fi Zones and Hi-Tech Hardware Loaner Programs


In order to assist Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) students who are having Internet service connectivity and computer hardware issues, the CVCC Library and IT department have some new services and programs to help students. 

These new services and programs include:

  • Free and open Wi-Fi zones in some of the main campus CVCC parking lots and the parking lots at the Bedford Center and Appomattox Center
  • A limited number of loaner laptops
  • And new this semester, also loaner T-Mobile hotspot devices. 

The free and open Wi-Fi zones are setup in CVCC parking lots 4, 6, and 7, near Bedford and Amherst halls, and the CVCC Bookstore. A map can be seen below . Free and open Wi-Fi zones are also setup in the Amherst, Appomattox, and Bedford Center parking lots. 

‚ÄčThe Internet service Wi-Fi networks are named CVCC and CVCC Guest. For the best performance, students should use the CVCC named Wi-Fi network. When prompted to log into the CVCC Wi-Fi network, type "Directory\" before your MyCVCC username (e.g. Directory\jdoe246) and then enter your MYCVCC password.

Although the college buildings are closed, students will be allowed to sit in their cars and use the free Wi-Fi connections as needed during normal business hours and also for any remote learning class-time in the day or evening.

In addition to the free and open parking lot Wi-Fi zones, CVCC will also be supplying free loaner laptops or free loaner T-Mobile hotspot devices to qualifying students.  There are a limited in number of devices and CVCC staff will be distribute computers and hotspots to enrolled students on a first-come, first-served basis.

The following conditions need to be met to qualify for either a free loaner laptop or a free loaner hotspot device:

  • Students need to be enrolled for at least 6 class credits for CVCC spring semester 2021.
  • Students must fill out the online request form for either a loaner laptop or a loaner hotspot
  • The library staff will verify the student’s information and then contact the student when the loaner laptop or hotspot is ready and then set up a day and time for pick up.
  • The student will keep the loaner laptop or the loaner hotspot for the entire spring semester but must return it by the end of final exams in May, 2021.
  • For more information please contact the library at 434-832-7750 or email library@centralvirginia.edu.
 

If you have any trouble logging in, please reference the CVCC Wireless, Internet access webpage.