Students, as Elon University and the School of Communications proceeds with online instruction during the spring 2020 semester, please be aware that the following resources are available.
Adobe Creative Cloud Access
In response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, Adobe has approved all ElonComm students to download and use the Adobe Creative Cloud on their personal machines through Saturday, May 30. For details, visit the Download Adobe Creative Cloud webpage.
Laptop, Equipment Access
If a student doesn’t have access to a laptop with the specific system requirements for their coursework, or other necessary equipment for online instruction, they should contact their respective course instructor. The school has a limited supply of laptops that students can borrow and school staff can ship the devices to them. Again, this is a limited supply. Questions should be directed to Bryan Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Internet Access
Charter Communications and Comcast are both offering free internet access. Charter Communications is providing free access to Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 days to new K-12 and college student households. Likewise, Comcast has announced a comprehensive COVID-19 response to help keep U.S. residents connected to the internet. This offer includes two months of free internet services to low-income households. Click the respective links for more information.
Several wireless providers have made COVID-19 accommodations:
- Verizon waived any late fees and will not terminate any service for the next 60 days
- AT&T is offering low-cost wireline home internet service to qualifying households. AT&T is waiving data coverage fees to all customers so that families and students can stay connected during the pandemic. The company is promising not to terminate the service of any customer over the next 60 days.
- Sprint will offer unlimited data for 60 days effective March 18. The company will also provide customers with an extra 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for the same time period. Customers who don’t pay for mobile hotspot services will get 20GB per month for the next 60 days.
- T-Mobile will provide unlimited data on all mobile plans for the next 60 days (this includes T-Mobile and Metro customers). Also, they will be providing an additional 20GB of its mobile hotspot service for the next 60 days, and is offering free international calls to any Level 3-impacted nations worldwide.
Restricted Building Access
The university has closed facilities to walk-in traffic through Sunday, April 5. As a result, the school’s academic buildings – Schar, McEwen, Steers and Long – are locked. If you need access to a McEwen Lab or a building, email Communications Dean Rochelle Ford at email@example.com.
Two computer labs are available for student use and will be cleaned regularly – the Alamance 315 PC lab and Steers Pavilion Apple lab. Both facilities will be accessible via card access from 6 a.m. to midnight.