With the ever expanding technological advancements, UF Housing and Residence Education is keeping pace with the needs of on-campus residents. By the end of 2017, all residence halls will be upgraded to the “World Class Wireless” standard.
The World Class Wireless standard provides a level of exceptional, consistent signal strength and data transfers rates in every residence hall room. It is a combination of technology and support focusing on the customer experience.
In addition to utilizing wireless for phones and computers, residents can also use their gaming and streaming entertainment devices with the World Class Wireless. Devices such as Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire can now be used along with controlling these devices from iPhones or Android devices. Security concerns are alleviated by creating a special network zone just for the resident’s streaming and mobile device, preventing others from accessing or controlling.
This initiative began in 2015 with the support of senior leadership from Student Affairs and UF Information Technology (Director of Technology for Student Affairs, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Vice President for Student Affairs, and the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the University of Florida) and through precise collaboration with UF Housing’s Facilities Management team.