To assist students and community members with accessing the internet, Moraine Valley Community College has added Wi-Fi to four parking lots on its main campus and one at the Southwest Education Center (SWEC) in Tinley Park. Anyone is welcome to use the free Wi-Fi.
“Having access to the internet is critical in today’s world, especially since many of us are working and learning remotely now,” said Kam Sanghvi, vice president of Information Technology. “Moraine Valley has provided laptops and iPads to students who needed the technology, but many of our students and community members still do not have access to the internet, and that’s a critical piece to online learning.”
The lots outside of Buildings S and T (S1, S2, T1, and T2) on the east side of the main campus, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, and the main lot at SWEC are now Wi-Fi enabled. Signage near each lot will help direct users to the right locations. Once in the parking lot, users must stay in their vehicles to maintain social distancing.
To access the Wi-Fi, Moraine Valley students will log on using their college user name and email. Students who have previously connected to Moraine Valley’s Wi-Fi should connect automatically when entering the lot. All other people will connect using the MVCCGuest option.
Because of COVID-19, Moraine Valley’s buildings remain closed to the public, and this creates a void for people needing access to technology. “We are hoping this service will assist our students and community with their internet needs, and keep them on the path to success,” Sanghvi said.