Sprint Helps the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Connect With Students
With over 4,000 students attending classes across a 747-acre campus, the faculty, staff and administration of University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) wanted to improve communications with the student body. In past decades, UMES, like most universities, relied on a campus-wide landline phone system to contact students. With such systems, students were assigned fixed phone numbers in their dorm rooms, which could then be listed in a university directory. Turning to Sprint and industry partner, Rave Wireless, UMES adopted a solution. The solution was comprised of a plan that allowed the University to offer Sprint phones directly to students, the adoption of the phone-based HawkTalk messaging and security application, and the wiring of the entire campus with Sprint wireless voice and data coverage.