Technology Resources

Totally Wireless!

Deepwood Hall located on the Longmeadow Campus of Bay Path.

Bay Path is a totally wireless campus – from the residence halls to the Hatch Library and everywhere in between.  We know that technology is inseparable from the classroom to student life.  That’s why each residence hall has wired high-speed and wireless Internet access.  

Your Computer:

Before bringing a computer to campus, please refer to the following specifications as a minimum requirement:

PC Minimum:

Core i3


Microsoft Windows 7

Internet Explorer 9, Firefox v. 23, Chrome v. 29


Core i5 or faster

4 GB RAM or more

Windows 7 64 bit or Windows 8 64 bit

Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013

Anti-virus software (Recommended, Microsoft Security Essentials)

Mac Minimum:

Core i3


OSX 6 Snow Leopard


Core i5 or faster processor

8 GB RAM or more

OSX 7 (Lion), OSX 8 (Mountain Lion), OSX 9 (Maverick)

Office 2011 for Mac

Anti-virus software (Recommended – Sophos)

Have a Tablet?

All tablets work on the Bay Path Campus.  They are a perfect addition to your Mac or PC that allows you to work either in the dorms, in class, or when you are working with other students all over campus.  Since Bay Path is completely wireless, you can use your tablet to access whatever you need.

Your E-mail:

Bay Path provides an e-mail account to all of our students. Your account has the ability to receive messages from anywhere as well as from the Bay Path faculty.  We recommend that you check your Bay Path email at least once a day. We use Google web mail (Gmail); this gives you access to your e-mail account from a web browser. If you do not have your own computer, you can use any Bay Path computer in the labs, library or public clusters around the campus. In fact, because we use a web-based e-mail system, this e-mail account can be accessed on any computer attached to the Internet, anywhere!

Cable TV (for resident students):

To use cable TV at Bay Path, you must have a cable-ready television and a standard connection cable (Coax). No special converters or adapters are needed to receive cable TV at Bay Path. The cable connection provides students access to over 50 channels, including CNN, PBS, MTV, VH1, ESPN and campus-based broadcasts and information. There is no charge for this service.

Hardware & Software Questions or Problems:

We are always available to answer any of your questions to assist you in having a pleasant experience as you enter Bay Path, as well as during the school year. You can contact the Bay Path Helpdesk at 413-565-1487 or e-mail your questions or problems to:

Please note: the College does not repair or troubleshoot problems with PCs or Mac computers owned by students. 

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