Campus Facilities and Resources
Academic Resource Center
Managed under the auspices of the Provost, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) is located on the third floor of the Snowden Library and offers a variety of academic support programs in order to meet students' academic needs. Services are offered at no additional charge. Programs sponsored by the ARC are designed to help all students learn, review, and improve academic skills. Support programs designed for all Lycoming students include the following:
- the Writing Center which offers one-on-one peer and professional tutoring on a walk-in basis;
- one-on-one peer tutoring in all subjects on an appointment basis;
- study group programs in selected classes;
- ARC100 Success Skills Workshops (time management, note-taking, highlighting, test-taking);
- individual counseling in study skills;
- support services for students with disabilities.
Streeter Campus Store
The Streeter Campus Store is located on the second floor in the Wertz Student Center. In addition to textbooks and "Lycoming College" merchandise, you may purchase supplies, personal care products, cold drinks/snacks, and gift items. Students may use the following forms of payment when making purchases: cash, check, MasterCard, Discover and Visa, student IDs. Receipts are required for all returns. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There are times throughout the year that the Campus Store will be open additional hours. These extended hours will always be announced in advance.
Information Technology Services
In support of the educational mission of the college, Lycoming has networked the entire campus. Fiber optic cable is in place between all buildings on campus. All buildings, including the residence halls, are wired and share local area network services. Approximately 550 computers are in place in faculty and staff offices as well as 150 in several public labs.
PC compatible labs are located in the Academic Center in B200, B201, C203, A3, and Heim G4. The Graphics Lab is in the Academic Center A5 and has high end PC and Macintosh computers. A Digital Media lab is located in the Communications Building and has high end Macintosh computers, primarily running video editing software. More information on software in the labs is available under “Computer Labs” on the ITS home page.
All labs are open Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 am to 12:00 am, Friday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and Sunday from 1:00 am to 12:00 am with extended hours until 2 am during the 2 weeks of the semester. Hours may vary during the summer, semester breaks, and holidays. Classes are scheduled in the labs during the semester. Schedules are posted in the labs, the ITS, and at other locations throughout the campus. If in doubt, call the labs before visiting (B200 and B201 at extension 4329; Graphics and A3 labs at extension 4155or Heim lab at extension 4356. If no answer, call the lab supervisor at extension 4313 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.) Extended hours are scheduled for the two weeks before finals subject to the availability of student workers. Check the posted schedules, our webpage at http://www.lycoming.edu/its/ then click on the link Academic Computing/End User Support, or call the ITS at extension 4150 for details.
PC compatible labs are using the Windows 7 operating system. Computers require saving to each person's network account, USB memory drive, or burning a CD or DVD. Several major software packages are available for student use including the campus standard Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher), SPSS, Publisher, and a variety of others. DreamWeaver, Flash, Illustrator, and Photoshop are a sample of the applications available in the graphics lab. Black and white and color printing, scanning, and copying are available from all labs with a credit of $30 per semester. Information Technology Services provides consultants for over 100 hours each week in the public labs.
RESNET, Administrative Information & Other Resources
All of the resources of the Internet are available to all students at Lycoming from the labs and from their rooms in the residence halls using ResNet, which include wired and wireless Internet access. During Freshman Orientation, the students are given an email account, WebAdvisor account and training. Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or higher is the supported browser for email, web-based file storage, and WebAdvisor. Moodle is the official course management program that is also used as an eReserve system in cooperation with the Snowden Library.
The College administrative computing utilizes Ellucian’s Colleague that has a Windows interface for direct access by administrative staff and a web interface called WebAdvisor for most student, faculty, and staff services. Various servers run software for specialized use, such as Windows and Linux systems for the Mathematical Sciences Department.
All wired and wireless network connections on campus require a user's computer to be registered on the security system and have current updates for Windows as well as the Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus/antispyware program. There is wireless access in most academic and lounge areas, as well as all of the residence halls and apartments. The instructions and locations can be found at the IT Services web site www.lycoming.edu/its/, with specific instructions for students at the “ResNet” link.
Help & Other Special Buy Programs
ITS can be contacted by calling extension 4150 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For full details, visit the ITS homepage at http://www.lycoming.edu/its/.
A special purchase program is available for employees and students through Dell with up to 12% discounts See http://www.lycoming.edu/its/dellLaptopInitiative.aspx. Our association for private colleges provides discounted software. See http://www.journeyed.com/?SKW=HMSELECT6&ref=select.
All residence hall rooms are wired for Voice over IP phone system. Because there are situations where a regular “land line” phone is desired, the College provides 2 options to students for a VOIP phone: The first option is to purchase a Cisco VOIP phone from the IT Services department. The current cost is $135 and includes voicemail. Upon graduation, IT Services will buy back the phone at 50% of the purchase price. For more information, please contact the Telecommunications Office. The second option is to sign up through an online provider such as Skype, which provides phone service through a computer or laptop. However, this option is NOT offered through IT Services and the College will not cover any set-up or maintenance fees charged by third-party providers.
If you desire to make off-campus local and long distances calls or faxes, you will need to apply for a personal Telephone Access Code (TAC). Your TAC number should remain confidential and should not be shared with anyone, as you are responsible for all charges incurred through its use.For more information, go to: http://www.lycoming.edu/its/telecommunications/tacform.aspx.
A payphone is available in Wertz Student Center. Courtesy telephones for on-campus calls are located in Long Hall, Jack’s Corner, Pennington Lounge (Academic Center), Honors Hall, and the Heim Science Building. Emergency call boxes are available in all parking lots and on the outside of all residence halls.
The Office of Financial Aid provides a variety of services and information to our students including:
- Notification of student eligibility for financial aid
- Financial aid counseling for both students and parents
- Information concerning various sources of financial aid
- Information regarding on-campus student employment
- Educational loan counseling
- Information regarding students' rights and responsibilities as financial aid recipients.
In addition to taking advantage of these services, students are encouraged to contact the office if any unforeseen financial difficulties arise during the course of the academic year.
Jack's Corner provides a location for students, faculty, staff, and guests to relax and have some fun. The facility is equipped with a pool table, a stereo system, high definition TV, DVD player, on-campus telephone, and computer email/web access as well as the campus snack bar. Open Sunday through Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., Jack's offers a variety of snack items including Freshens smoothies, a full service grill, Fresh Mexican offering a variety of burritos, quesadillas and nachos, “on the go” premade salads and sandwiches, convenience items and beverages. Students can use their dining plan flex dollars, cash, MasterCard or Visa to purchase items from Jack's. Dining plans are not just for resident students, there is also a commuter dining plan option. Information regarding dining plans is available at the Business Office on the first floor of Long Hall.
Café 1812, Pennington Lounge, Academic Center
Café 1812 features organic, 100% shade grown, fairly traded, bird friendly coffees produced by Golden Valley Roasters of West Chester, PA. Café 1812 is much more than coffee. Freshly remodeled, it now offers smoothies, milkshakes, sandwiches and salads made to order. The hours of operation are Monday thru Thursday 7:00AM to 6:00 PM and Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Students can use dining plan flex dollars, cash, MasterCard and Visa. Dining plans are not just for resident students, there is also a commuter dining plan option. Information regarding dining plans is available at the Business Office on the first floor of Long Hall.
Lycoming's "quad" is the most popular area for outdoor activities. You are also encouraged to use the west campus field, off Mulberry Street, and the Physical Education and Recreation Center. The Shangraw Athletic Complex, has the College athletic fields, large fields that may be used for recreation and Brandon Park (just north of campus) has tennis courts.
The Recreation Center provides for students, faculty and staff to enjoy recreational sports opportunities. The 54,000 square foot Recreation Center, built in 2004, houses a suspended indoor track overlooking 4 multipurpose courts for basketball, volleyball, tennis and other activities. The Rec Center also includes a weight room and fitness center, both with state of the art equipment, as well as locker rooms and sauna. The swimming pool is accessible at different times throughout the academic year for open swim. The Rec Center also has a Bike Share program where bikes can be checked out at the Front Desk and used on the bike paths of Williamsport or even to run errands. There’s something for everyone!
Lamade Gym contains three basketball courts and seating for 2,300. Physical Education classes can be held in this area. A swimming pool and gallery that seats 210, a Varsity Athletic Training Room, a "multipurpose" room and sauna are all housed in Lamade Gymnasium (which is part of the Recreation Center). Lamade Gym is also the site of the athletic department offices, physical education coordinator’s office and the Director of Recreation and Intramural’s office.
The Snowden Library is located in the east wing of the Academic Center. The library staff is committed to helping you develop your information skills. Here are some of our services:
- Active instruction/information literacy program that enhances your critical thinking skills and your ability to use information resources
- Knowledgeable librarians to help you with your information needs
- Online databases accessible from residence hall computers and off campus
- Gateway to services and academic online resources via the Snowden Library Web site: www.lycoming.edu/library/
- Document delivery/interlibrary loan service
- Four-floor library that seats 430 students with wireless computer access
- Phone reference support (570) 321-4086 as well as chat and email reference service
Remember that your current college ID is needed to borrow library materials and to use reserve items.
Wertz Student Center
The Wertz Student Center is the activity center on campus. It is designed to serve the needs of the students, faculty, and staff as a social, recreational, and cultural center. All groups on campus, including summer conference groups, are considered to be a part of the College and are welcome to use the building and all of its facilities while they are guests. The facilities and College-owned equipment in the Wertz Student Center are provided at no cost to the student. The proper care of the building, furnishings, and equipment are the responsibility of all who use them.
The public rooms in the Wertz Student Center may not be reserved for the exclusive use of groups in which attendance is limited to their membership. Any exception to this general rule must be approved by the Director of Student Programs and Leadership Development or the President of the College.