Wired Network Connection Request

The cost to maintain both a wired and wireless network infrastructure is high with less than 10% of students opting for wired connections. As a result, most of the infrastructure that supported the wired network has been decommissioned in an effort to keep housing rates as low as practical. All students residing in residence halls and apartments are provided with access to the University's high speed wireless network at no additional charge. All rooms, and select common areas in apartments, have ethernet jacks installed, but these are now inactive. A limited number of wired connections are still available, but at an additional charge. If you would prefer to connect to the University network via a wired connection, please complete the form below to submit a request to have your port activated. Please note, Kile apartments do not have WiFi as their high speed internet is provided by a local service provider.


Computers that do not have wireless cards built in (i.e. desktop computers) are typically easy to convert with the purchase of a wireless network card or USB adapter that is often less expensive than the cost to activate deactivated network jacks.

Terms and Conditions

  • A non-refundable fee of $50.00 to establish a wired network connection will be applied to your student account.
  • If you voluntarily move (at your request or as a result of being detripled) and request a wired network connection in your new residence another non-refundable fee of $50.00 to establish the new wired network connection will be applied to your student account.
  • Fall semester requests:
    • The non-refundable fee will cover your wired network connection from the time of your request (no sooner than the beginning of the Fall semester) until no later than the end of the Spring semester so long as you do not move.
  • Spring semester requests:
    • The non-refundable fee will cover your wired network connection from the time of your request (no sooner than the beginning of the Spring semester) until no later than the end of the Spring semester so long as you do not move.
  • Summer semester requests:
    • The non-refundable fee will cover your wired network connection from the time of your request (no sooner than the beginning of the Summer session) until no later than the end of the Summer session so long as you do not move.

Once submitted, your request will be completed as quickly as possible but it may take a few business days for the connection to be established. You should check your connection periodically to see if your port has been activated. If you do not have an active network connection after 5 business days please contact us at buhouse@bloomu.edu.


Often a blue colored port labeled with a "D". (SEE EXAMPLE)

To aid in the connection process please have your device turned on and plugged into the port indicated above.


During the wired network connection process a Telecommunications staff member may need to visit your room while you are there to verify activation. Please select as Option 1 and Option 2 a day of the week and a time window you will most likely be in the room for a staff member to stop by.

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I agree to the terms and conditions above and acknowledge a $50.00 non-refundable fee will be charged to establish a wired network connection in my residence.
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