Student Guidelines for Network Computer Use


The University of Maryland provides students with the capability to connect their computers to the university network in the residence halls, the houses on Fraternity Row, via wireless access points located throughout the campus, and at network jacks in select public locations. This access is provided for the purpose of facilitating student academic activity, whether or not such activity directly relates to formal course work. There are restraints on network use as stated in law and the university's Policy on the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources. There are restrictions placed on usage based upon the need for security and the costs associated with providing network services.

These are the rules that you need to know and follow if you connect your computer to the university network:

Users of the Campus Data Network must also read and agree to the university's Policy on the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources. As stated in the Acceptable Use Policy, resident students may not use their network connection to receive or distribute copyrighted material without permission, including the unauthorized storage or distribution of software, motion pictures, videos, and music. Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the student user to civil and criminal liabilities.

Violation of these Guidelines may result in revocation of one's right to use the network, disciplinary action, and/or legal action.

Questions regarding the Student Guidelines for Network Computer Use or the Policy on the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources should be directed to the Division of Information Technology's Project NEThics at nethics@umd.edu or 301.405.8787.

Questions regarding Community Living and Residence Hall Rules should be directed to the Department of Resident Life's Coordinator for Rights and Responsibilities at 301.314.7598.

Questions regarding the Code of Student Conduct should be directed to the Office of Student Conduct at studentconduct@umd.edu or 301.314.8204.