Welcome to Student Computing Services...
Student Computing Services (SCS) exists to provide Hofstra students with the tools and support for learning with technology. Our mission is to encourage and assist students to use the wealth of computing technology resources available to them throughout their career at Hofstra University.
Technical Support Center
We are the student help desk. Contact us with your technical questions.
The Technical Support Center is staffed with knowledgeable and professional full-time and student employees who can assist with the following services and more:
- General computer questions and problems
- Connecting devices to Hofstra's network
- My.Hofstra Portal
- Hofstra Online Information System
- Distribution of Microsoft Office and Ethernet cables (Cable TV coax cable must be supplied by student)
We offer instruction in the use of many educational tools. And if you let us know the details, we can help you prepare for your class assignments!
Do you have an assignment or project that involves technology that you’re unfamiliar with? Learning Support offers expert staff and an inviting space where we can help your students.
- We can run instructional sessions for groups in the Calkins 106 lab
- We can assist you one-on-one with software such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, Blackboard, Google Docs, and more advanced software such as SPSS and Microsoft Access!
Computer Repair Center
You can come to us for help with all sorts of computer repair issues, including virus removal, installations, and hardware fixes.
The Computer Repair Center provides full repair services to the Hofstra community, including:
- Free diagnostics for all computers
- Free warranty services for most Dell, Lenovo, and Apple computers
- Low cost non-warranty repairs for all computers
- Operating system and hardware installations (e.g., video cards, memory)*
- Virus and spyware removal*
The Computer Repair Center services computers running Windows (XP, Vista, 7), Linux (hardware only), and Mac OS (10.3 or greater).
*Some services are billable.