Caltech is in the process of a complete campus-wide wireless network refresh. Our installation plan and selected buildings will be identified at the beginning of each fiscal year. As of July 2021, we had upgraded 90 campus buildings or 70% of the 130 structures on campus (academic buildings, student housing, admin buildings, and houses on Hill and Wilson.) By the end of September, our total upgraded buildings will total 94 plus Beckman Mall, bringing our status to 72% completed. The remaining 36 buildings include 14 academic buildings, houses on Hill and Wilson streets, and administrative buildings.
Building Upgrade Schedule - Summer/Fall 2021
- Downs-Lauritsen - plan to migrate to Caltech Secure on September 9, 2021
- Beckman Mall - design and planning in progress June - August 2021
- Avery Courtyard -design and planning in progress August 2021
Completed Upgrades- Summer 2021
- Cahill - June 2021
- Beckman Behavioral Biology -July 2021
Completed Upgrades- Winter/Spring 2021
- USGS -April 2021
- Hill Music House - April 2021
- Baxter and Ramo - April 2021
- Annenberg - March 2021
- Steele House - March 2021
Completed Upgrades - Fall/Winter 2021
Caltech is partnering with Aruba and VectorUSA to design and implement an 802.11ac wireless network. This will be a multi-year effort, encompassing new controllers, more than 2,500 additional access points, authenticated guest access, and support for Internet of Things (IoT) devices where possible.
There will be an extended period of time where both the current and the new wireless networks will be deployed on parts of campus. When you find that you are not connected to wireless, go to WiFi settings on your device.
Check the map below for a list of completed buildings where you can use Caltech Secure and Caltech Visitor as well as the next scheduled buildings.