Residence Life and
Housing Services

West Chester University

202 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383

Resnet Computer System

ResNet provides student access to the Internet and other off-campus computer resources directly from their room. Students must provide their own personal computer or other devices. There is no charge for this service. Please contact ResNet Central for more information at 610-436-2660 or at

What is WCU ResNet?

WCU ResNet is a joint venture between Residence Life and Housing Services, and Information Services Department of Networking, Telecommunications & Operations, connecting residence halls with the campus network. This connection provides direct high-speed access to resources such as Campus Email, MyWCU, and D2L.

What Residence Halls Are Connected?

All student rooms and apartments (with the exception of the original Village Apartments) have access to the WCU WiFi network. The Village Apartments do have wired connections-one per resident, and students will need to bring an Ethernet/RJ-45 cable to connect their computer. Residents in the Village can also bring their own WiFi router, provided they go through ResNet to ensure proper configuration.

Minimum Requirements:

Windows Vista, 7 and 8, or Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) up to 10.9 (Maverick) operating systems (either desktop or laptop). Other aspects of your computer (memory, etc.) should be sized to adequately operate your desired OS.

How To Get Connected:

When students initially attempt to connect to the network from the port in their room in the The Village or wirelessly (RamNet) for the rest of the resident halls, they will automatically be connected to an authentication site which will outline the connection process.

Connect your computer, tablet or smartphone to our wireless network using RamNet. Use RamNet-Guest for other devices.‚Äč

If you need help connecting to the network you may take your computer to ResNet Central on the ground floor of Brandywine Hall for assistance or call or text 610-436-2660.

Problems With Network Connection Service:

All problems with your connection, password, or email account should be directed to ResNet at 610-436-2660 during office hours. After office hours please leave a message stating your problem, along with your name, student ID number and a callback number. 

Any other concerns or questions, you may contact Residence Life and Housing Services at 610-436-3307

Returning Student Information:

All students will need to go through the same connection/authentication process, even if their computer has operated on the University network previously. The instructions to do this will automatically come up the first time a student plugs into a network port on campus.

Email - signup procedure

In order to send and receive E-mail, all users must have an account. All registered students, faculty, and staff are eligible for one. Students are now automatically signed up when enrolled for classes, and this account is permanent until graduation. First time users will be asked to enter a User ID and Password. Please read West Chester's Email policy regarding the usage of mail accounts. By using your account, you are agreeing to the terms of usage set forth by West Chester University.


For a full set of University computing policies, please see the Acceptable Use Policies for students (