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Student Technology Center

Oakland Center, Room 44
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-4TEC (4832)
STC@oakland.edu

Office hours
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Student Technology Center

Oakland Center, Room 44
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-4TEC (4832)
STC@oakland.edu

Office hours
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Internet Access Resources for COVID-19

Corporations and service providers offering free, discounted, or expanded internet access services during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

At Oakland University, we are committed to sharing the most up-to-date, relevant information regarding OU's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please reference the COVID-19 Update page frequently as facts and information is changing rapidly. Learn more about how OU is helping students with the Student Emergency Relief Fund.

If you do not have access to the internet to complete coursework, please call the Student Technology Center at 248.370.4832 and leave a detailed voicemail including a with a way for us to reach you. If you have access to email you can contact us via stc@oakland.edu.

Offering TypeCompanyOffer
Uninterrupted internet accessMultipleOn March 13, multiple companies have pledged for the next 60 days to:
  1. not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;
  2. waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and
  3. open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.
Free internet accessComcastFree Xfiniti WiFi hotspots, unlimited data for 60 days, no disconnects for late fees, free internet essentials, free educational collections
Free internet accessCharter/SpectrumCharter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wifi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Charter will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, high speed broadband program to eligible low-income households delivering speeds of 30 Mbps. Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use.
Increased capabilitiesCenturyLinkAutomatic speed increases to plans offering 20 Mbps or slower download speeds, and suspending data usage limits/caps.
Increased capabilitiesT-MobileFollows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge
Discounts and increased capabilities for internetSprintWaiving all activation and upgrade fees, free next day shipping, T-Mobile partners with multiple spectrum holders to light up additional 600 MHz spectrum for the next 60 days, expanding network capacity

Sprint customers to get expanded roaming access to the T-Mobile network. Unlimited data for metered plans, and free hotpot.

Student Laptop Request Form

The Student Technology Center will distribute laptops to students on a first-come, first-served basis. Laptops are only available to students registered for at least one course in the current semester. Please limit requests to those without computers, so that the greatest need can be met. Submitting a request via the STC Laptop reservation request form does not guarantee availability. You will receive a confirmation email if a laptop is available or not.

For hardware issues with a laptop checked out from the Student Technology Center, email sat@oakland.edu.

If you do not have access to the internet to complete coursework, please call the Student Technology Center at 248.370.4832 and leave a detailed voicemail with a way to reach you. If you have access to email you can also reach us via stc@oakland.edu.