Alabama's Public Liberal Arts University

Technology Services

Guide to Student Computing


Welcome to student computing at the University of Montevallo!  Computer access at the University of Montevallo should be considered a privilege and not a right. Please take care to read and understand the Code for Computer Resource Use

Access to Student Resources is now more readily available via ForUM.  ForUM provides easy access to student email, viewing/updating address changes, registering for classes, checking grades and more.  ForUM also has links to the Academic Calendar, the Bookstore, the Financial Aid office, Housing and Residence Life and other areas of interest to students.

Student Email

All University of Montevallo students are provided with ForUM email accounts when they are first admitted to the University.

Frequently Asked Questions About ForUM Email

Students may also access any personal e-mail accounts via the computer labs or their residence hall connection, provided the account is web accessible.  Technology Services does not provide technical support for accessing such e-mail accounts.

Software Applications Available for Student Use

The computers in the general purpose lab located in the basement of Carmichael Library (also known as the Library Computer Lab) have the following software applications available:

  • Microsoft Office Suite:
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Microsoft Word
    • Microsoft FrontPage
    • Microsoft Access
  • Netscape and/or Internet Explorer
  • Sophos antivirus software

Other software may be available for use based on the needs in the lab and requirements of certain classes. Students should save all personal information to their own flash drives  or Sky Drives.

Information about the other computer labs on campus.