Computing Facilities  

Students, faculty and staff have access to a variety of computing resources at Mercer through BearNet, the University's campus-wide network that connects more than 4,000 personal computers to e-mail servers, file servers, web servers, and off-campus resources.

A high-performance Compaq AlphaServer system provides network support for:

  • e-mail services
  • language compilers
  • student computer labs
  • departmental computer labs

Student computer labs locations

  • Jack Tarver Library, Macon campus
  • Stetson Hall, Macon campus Center, Macon campus
  • Swilley Library, Atlanta campus
  • Davis Hall, Atlanta campus

The Computer Science Department offers labs with a full Ethernet network to Linux and Windows NT servers and Intel-based personal computers. In addition, the following departments and schools have computers for personal use:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • interactive writing lab
  • international studies
  • Learning Center
  • modern foreign languages
  • physics and earth science
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • Tift College of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Medicine
  • Walter F. George School of Law

All students, faculty and staff are provided with Internet-enabled e-mail accounts, which are accessible through the campus network or by dialing local internet service providers. All residence halls are directly connected to BearNet.

Additional information resources available on the University network include the main library catalog and research services, law library and medical library catalog and reference services, a University-wide electronic bulletin board and electronic mail services.
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