Office of Information Technology

IT Services at Castleton College provides computer and network support services for all academic and administrative computing on campus. Our office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

IT Services Mission Statement

IT Services supports the use of computer technology in the college community by:

  • Providing information and services
  • Planning for future technology
  • Facilitating communication on computer-related topics
  • Enhancing the teaching and learning environment

These functions are aimed at fostering learning, productivity, and innovation while increasing each individual’s ability to pursue his or her own objectives more effectively.

Our mission is to contribute to the realization of the college vision by working consistently to improve our understanding of Castleton’s ever changing teaching and learning needs and by striving to provide superior service to students, faculty, administration, and staff.

Student Computing Resources

Lab Computers and Software

There are approximately 250 computers on campus for student use. The largest general access lab, the Academic Computing Center (ACC), is overseen by IT Services. There are also a dozen smaller labs managed by individual academic departments. A wide variety of software is available. The most popular software titles include:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • SPSS

Students wishing to purchase software at an academic discount may do so through online academic retailers such as: 

Internet Access and Email

Access to the Internet is available in all labs, classrooms, and residence hall rooms. Wireless access is available in all buildings on campus. Accounts to access the portal and Web Services are created when students apply to Castleton. Shortly after students register, they are given access to Castleton email . If you have any questions about an account or Internet access please contact IT Services at ext. 1221, or via email at

Academic Computing Center - ACC

The ACC, located in the Stafford Academic Center, is open to students and the Castleton community approximately 90 hours per week during the regular school year. It is equipped with 38 Windows computers and 15 Macintosh computers running a variety of software. The ACC is also adjacent to two teaching labs - one Windows and one Macintosh - each containing 21 computers. These are open to student use when not in use by classes. Available peripherals include high speed laser printers and scanners. The ACC is managed and maintained by a student staff under the guidance of IT Services.

Computer Security Resources

Microsoft Security Patches & Updates 

The majority of worm and virus problems can be prevented by keeping your Windows patches up to date. Set Windows to update automatically.

Microsoft's Windows Update Site - Get missing patches and updates.

Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Site - Information from Microsoft on how to secure your computer.

Antivirus & Anti-Malware Software

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free antivirus/antispyware software for Windows 7, Vista and XP. Windows 8 includes antivirus protection, see information here.

ClamXav - Free virus scanner for Mac.

Malwarebytes - Free anti-malware, works great in conjunction with a good anti-virus product. It works like antivirus software in that you install them on your hard drive, and update their definitions - updating takes only a minute.

Please report any dead or incorrect links on this page to

Academic Computing Center (ACC) Hours While classes are in session:

Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m.-Midnight
Saturday, Noon-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 p.m.-Midnight

Summer and breaks: Limited hours, contact IT Services at ext. 1221. 

Need help? Enter your request in our online work order system or email