Computing and Network

Connecting On and Off Campus

Wired and wireless network access is available throughout the Trinity campus. Faculty, staff and students can access library databases and online journals from off campus by using EZProxy. Please see the library EZProxy page for more information. Access to file servers such as tamba and tcdata from off-campus is also available through a Virtual Private Network connection. Instructions for VPN are available for Windows  VPN and Mac VPN. Instructions for connecting to an on-campus Windows office computer remotely are available for Windows - Remote Desktop and Mac - Remote Desktop. Instructions for connecting to an on-campus Mac office computer remotely are available with Apple Remote Access.

Purchasing a Computer for Use at Trinity

Students purchasing a computer should make sure it meets our minimum hardware specifications to ensure the best access to Trinity's IT resources. For laptops, an appropriate locking mechanism is strongly encouraged.
Faculty and staff who wish to purchase a computer using departmental funds should begin the process by contacting the Information Services Desk (Help Desk). Staff will assist in the selection of appropriately configured equipment that can be supported.

Borrowing Equipment

Trinity has a variety of equipment available to borrow.


Trinity has free Microsoft software for download and virus scanning software available for use on personally owned computers. Supported software and help guides are listed.  See what software is available in computer labs and classrooms and standard software provided on office computers.  

Computer Labs

There are computer labs available, including ones in the library open 24x7 when classes are in session. You can also learn more about what lab software is available in these spaces. ITS also provides student technology assistants which give students and faculty access to multimedia and design software and one-on-one consultations.

File Storage and Backup

It's important to back up your files regularly to avoid a major data loss. The tamba file share and SharePoint web sites are used for departmental file storage.

IT Training

A variety of training options are available. We also have online documentation for Windows and Macs and phone guides.  If you are new to Trinity, please review our getting started guides.