Students will receive detailed information about department technology during orientation. However, to help you make decisions about personal devices and technology for graduate school here is some information you should know.
Student Computer Labs
SPHSC graduate students have exclusive access to a small number of Mac computers (14) and printers (2) in our Student Computer Lab. This lab is located in our UW Speech and Hearing Clinic and exists primarily to provide graduate clinicians with a secure space in which to write client lesson plans, patient notes and reports, etc. However, graduate students may use the computer lab for any work during the program – clinical or didactic. There are also several University computer labs available in our campus libraries and other locations, which provide both Mac and PC options to students.
We have a number of iPads that graduate clinicians may check out on a daily basis to support their clinical work. These devices are pre-loaded with a number of clinical therapy applications.
Personal Devices and Wireless
While we do have a dedicated Student Computer Lab, most graduate students also bring personal laptops, smart phones, or tablets for convenient during their program. UW wireless is available to students, faculty, and staff throughout campus, including the three buildings in which our students work; Eagleson Hall, UW Speech & Hearing and Clinic, and School of Social Work. Students access the wireless using their UW Internet ID and password. For any new students who are interested, the University Bookstore has a computer purchase discount program available for all UW students.