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05-21-2010, 12:54 PM
-1) University of California: San Diego
-2) La Jolla, CA
-3) Steam is fully functional
-3) Tested in residential halls and wireless network.

05-21-2010, 09:54 PM
hi! not sure whether i should post here, anyways.
1. Gymea Technology High School
2. Gymea, NSW, Australia.
3. They have blocked everything, if you use their internet, that includes Steam, you can't bring in a computer, but they give you computers.
4. Everything/everywhere it is blocked.

Teh Madness
05-22-2010, 07:47 AM
1. University of Wales, Lampeter.
2. Works absolutely fine here, with no problems at all.

05-23-2010, 01:02 PM
Thanks for the list Ice! Im glad it works at University Of Florida! :D

05-25-2010, 07:51 AM
I go to Boston College, and it works fine here. Depending on where you are on campus (Fulton Hall is the best when it comes to speed), you can get anywhere from 1 mb/s to 2.5 mb/s.


1. Boston College
2. Chestnut Hill, MA
3. Steam works pretty much everywhere (including the library and lecture halls)
4. Connection is 1.0-2.5mb/s on average.

05-25-2010, 08:30 AM
1. Johnson & Wales University - Miami, FL
Connection speed and quality gets an "F" for everything web-related, though especially for Steam and multiplayer games (pings measured at >500ms and 10-20% lost packet rate).

2. Johnson & Wales University - Providence, RI
Excellent connection and ping. I've been able to get a combined 5-6MB/s download at medium-low usage times. At peak times, I can still get 2-3MB/s. No lost packets and a low ping (3ms to Boston, MA servers).

06-01-2010, 06:32 PM
1. Colorado Christian University
2. Lakewood, CO
3. Steam works perfectly there, on apartment ethernet and wireless everywhere on campus. No problems at all.
4. They have a 20 to 50mbps connection providing download speeds ranging between 2MBps to 5MBps, sometimes 6 if you're lucky. Awesome pings on most servers. CS:S server listings as low as 5-10ms for some.

06-11-2010, 11:39 PM
1.) California Institute of Technology
2.) Pasadena, CA
3.) Works Campus-wide

06-12-2010, 12:48 AM
1) University of New South Wales
2) Sydney, NSW, Australia
3) Steam works
4) Works on university wireless - LAN does not work but internet servers do work.


06-13-2010, 02:11 PM
Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ
Steam servers work perfectly campus wide (granted wireless is spotty)

06-14-2010, 07:38 PM
-1) Francis Marion University (FMU)
-2) Florence, South Carolina
-3) Steam does NOT work
-4) The dorms had a highly restrictive and sluggish connection, steam was blocked outright (ports blocked, can't get to login),and you couldn't even get enough bandwidth to watch youtube around peak hours. The securom on the original bioshock also required a work around because of the port blocking.

06-16-2010, 06:08 PM
-1) Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) - Main Campus
-2) Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
-3) Slow connection, single player unaffected.
-4) Campus wide

06-18-2010, 04:13 AM
1) University of Hannover
2) Hannover, Germany
3) works perfectly
4) everywhere where you can get the student WLAN, which is pretty much campuswide

06-18-2010, 02:09 PM
-1) West Virginia University
-2) Morgantown, WV
-3) Works perfectly
-4) All locations, wired and wireless

06-21-2010, 06:39 AM
I know this is already on the list, just wanted to reiterate in case of thread clean up.

1) Iowa State University
2) Ames, Iowa
3) Works everywhere
4) I know of no locations that are provided an internet connection by the university (campus buildings, campus wireless, dorms, etc) where Steam will not function properly. Blazing fast connection speeds on campus keep the data flowing very well.

06-23-2010, 04:08 PM
Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA 92701
Steam Does not work.

06-23-2010, 05:23 PM
University of the Pacific (site: http://pacific.edu/)
Stockton, CA, USA
Steam works great, I've gotten 6MB/s downloading new games (that's megaBYTES, not bits) Steam games also work great throughout the entire campus.

And just like anywhere you don't have administrative access to the firewall, (ie: anywhere other than your house) your NAT type (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_address_translation) will be "Closed".

06-24-2010, 08:29 PM
Springfield Technical Community College

06-25-2010, 08:16 AM
-1) Name of school - SUNY Stony Brook
-2) Location of school - Stony Brook on Long Island, NY
-3) Whether Steam works or doesn't work - Have not encountered any issues. Everything seems to be working fine.
-3) Specific location(s) within the school such as dorm room, library, etc. - DOrms and Library

06-27-2010, 06:07 PM
-1) University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)
-2) Richardson, TX (Dallas)
-3) Steam works 100% along with every game tested to play, cannot host anything except for on-campus apartments.
-3) Tested with on-campus WiFi in the class buildings, everything worked fine except for hosting. Dorms work to play but not host. Apartments work 100% for playing and hosting.

06-27-2010, 07:05 PM
-1) Name of school - University of Dayton
-2) Location of school - Dayton, OH
-3) Whether Steam works or doesn't work - No major issues on purchases and downloads. Zero restrictions.
-3) Specific location(s) within the school such as dorm room, library, etc. - It'd be faster to list where I didn't access Steam on the campus. It's all good.

06-30-2010, 11:07 AM
Just to update on Duquesne Unversity, Pittsburgh, PA (I go here). Their wired internet is still complete crap and steam can't even get past updating, however, the wireless is a little better and does allow playing on steam, however you 1) Need to be on a laptop (The wireless doesn't make it to the dorms) and 2) there are only a few places where you can get a decent enough signal on campus. There is definitely not any ability to play it on the wired in dorms.

07-10-2010, 10:36 AM
University of Edinburgh, UK:

Can confirm that Steam works on the main campus using wi-fi, wired connections can be hit and miss. Also works in halls from what I've heard, but no hosting of games.

07-11-2010, 06:59 PM
The information for UNL is inaccurate. The 500MB is a out-of-campus upload limitation. There is no limit at all on download.

Source: I go to school there.


07-12-2010, 09:17 AM
-1) Name of school - Manchester Metropolitan University
-2) Location of school - Manchester, UK
-3) Specific location(s) within the school such as dorm room, library, etc. - No online play/Steam Cloud/downloading in the library, works in their halls of residences. Can still play offline.

07-13-2010, 07:36 AM
-1) Name of school
-2) Location of school
-3) Whether Steam works or doesn't work
-3) Specific location(s) within the school such as dorm room, library, etc.

1) Gonzaga University
2) Spokane, Washington, USA
3) Steam works in dorms, on campus apartments, the library, class buildings, pretty much anywhere where the school's internet is accessible.

07-17-2010, 06:07 AM
Cool thread, I'll add my school to the Steam-enabled list.
-1) Randolph-Macon College
-2) Ashland, VA
-3) Steam works here. You will be able to play online multiplayer for all games, host L4D games locally at the lobby, and host LAN dedicated servers, but you cannot host online servers.
-3) We have two different types of networks throughout the campus. Our residential network includes dorm rooms and the wireless access points in them, and wireless access points in academic buildings. You can use Steam pretty much anywhere on campus, but do NOT plug your computer into ethernet ports outside of the dorm buildings (they won't work for you).

Something worth noting is that our internet connection has been bogged down during prime time gaming hours, but I've heard they're doubling our bandwidth this year so maybe that will be better soon.

Randolph-Macon College website (http://www.rmc.edu)

It's a nice small liberal arts college with a student body of around 1,300 as of this writing.

07-18-2010, 12:22 PM
California State University: San Bernardino (Arrowhead Village dorms work (probably elsewhere too as there are three villages, but I have no personal knowledge), however internet settings must be set to 56k to prevent being disconnected.)

07-21-2010, 09:30 AM
Green Light for Heidelberg University.
Location: Tiffin, OH
Steam works Campus wide

07-24-2010, 11:06 PM
1) University of Southern Mississippi
2) Hattiesburg, MS
3) DOES WORK! (kinda slow during peak hours [330pm-8pm]) =\ All locations on campus where wifi is available, server name "eagleair" or "usmstudent" contact 601266HELP for further assistance if slowed or blocked ports which they will gladly unblock for you :D (library, classrooms, dormitories, most commons areas INSIDE BUILDINGS!)

07-30-2010, 08:57 AM
I go to Huddersfield uni and I can connect and play Steam games just fine on campus.

One of my modules was actually a Hammer and Source assignment, and my whole class were using multiple rooms for the assignment...

Fuzz Bucket
08-06-2010, 10:19 PM
North Carolina State University:
Works on Resnet (http://oit.ncsu.edu/resnet/).
Pretty sure it works on the campus-wide wireless (http://comtech.ncsu.edu/wireless/).

08-08-2010, 08:08 AM
I'm really looking at Virginia Tech, and the fact that I can us Steam there is a big turn-on believe it or not. Thanks for the list!

08-10-2010, 09:46 PM
Does anyone know if the Australian National University is on the green list?

08-19-2010, 06:37 AM
As of now it does not work on dorm wired connections.

First and second day i was in here it worked but they must've tightened security up after everybody had moved in.

In the packet of information about the dorms, they included a short snippet on connecting to the internet. This included a whole page about how they will not port forward for ANYONE which is complete bull♥♥♥♥. This is really maddening so the IT department will get a taste of me.


08-19-2010, 04:22 PM
lol same here im at KSU.....only got it to work first couple of days :/ i can jump on and grab couple games every now and then

08-20-2010, 02:56 PM
Stanford, California
Steam works; no lag.
Escondido Village (Studio 2)

08-20-2010, 05:51 PM
Does anyone know if the Australian National University is on the green list?

Why don't you look?

08-20-2010, 07:42 PM
-1) Kansas State University (NOT University of Kansas)
-2) Manhattan, Kansas
-3) Steam works :D
-3) Definitely works in the dorm room, and I'm sure it will work campus wide.

08-21-2010, 09:04 AM
lol same here im at KSU.....only got it to work first couple of days :/ i can jump on and grab couple games every now and then

im gonna call up the it department here soon, cause i cant live a year without my favorite games

08-21-2010, 11:46 PM
what kind of pc u got, and where you live? which building?

08-22-2010, 07:37 AM
amd phenom x3 with 4th core unlocked 2.8
4gb ram 1.25tb hdd space
radeon hd4850

im in the 2000 building in the village
how about yourself?

08-22-2010, 10:56 AM
Anyone happen to know about The University of Bath (UK)? I just confirmed my place there, and I noticed it's not on the list.

08-23-2010, 09:06 AM
amd phenom x3 with 4th core unlocked 2.8
4gb ram 1.25tb hdd space
radeon hd4850

im in the 2000 building in the village
how about yourself?

Yeah im in the 3000 building in village...
i got core i5 @ 4.2Ghz
nvidia gtx 460
32 gb ssd and 1tb hdd for apps
4gb ocz
and got cpu and gpu custom liquid cooled

this pc was a B^(&# to get from the parking deck to my dorm lol

08-24-2010, 05:49 AM
Anyone know if Bradford University (UK) resnet is still working for Steam? Heard some conflicting stories. :p

08-24-2010, 04:36 PM
Virginia Commonwealth University works fine if you are plugged in with an ethernet cable. Steam won't start up if you are using the wifi, but plugged in everything works perfectly.

08-24-2010, 04:39 PM
Yeah im in the 3000 building in village...
i got core i5 @ 4.2Ghz
nvidia gtx 460
32 gb ssd and 1tb hdd for apps
4gb ocz
and got cpu and gpu custom liquid cooled

this pc was a B^(&# to get from the parking deck to my dorm lol

i bet haha, i just finished this build up over the summer and have yet to oc so ill get into that soon probably with all this free time

08-24-2010, 07:33 PM
Does anyone know about St. Andrew's college, Cambridgeshire, UK? I just confirmed my place there and I didnt see this on the list.

08-24-2010, 07:59 PM
Searched through the thread and surprised that no one mentioned DePaul.
1. DePaul University
2. Chicago, IL
3. Steam works campus-wide
4. Tested at its Lincoln Park and Loop campus (did not test dorms). Loop campus also has a PC gaming lab with Steam installed.

08-24-2010, 08:16 PM
Adding another school. Valparaiso University. Indiana,US. Doesn't work in dorms and I also suspect nowhere else on campus.

08-25-2010, 02:00 PM
Palomar College has the port blocked I think... it won't connect :/

08-25-2010, 07:26 PM
-1) Oklahoma Christian University
-2) Edmond, OK
-3) Steam works fine.
-3) Seems to work everywhere.

08-28-2010, 01:50 PM
add the following, I'm surprised it wasn't listed:

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, PA
Tested in Lenape Hall dorm. Steam and steam games working. Assume all halls work.
Will test campus wide wi-fi later, I assume it works but will make sure

T.E.A.M. Leader
08-30-2010, 11:02 AM
Alright, Steam doesn't seem to work at Yavapai College, Prescott Arizona. It, along with my other game client Game Ranger, refuses to connect when I'm hooked up to the student access network; doesn't even make an attempt to. I don't know yet about dorm internet connections, however.

08-30-2010, 04:06 PM
Steam is all good to go here at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City Michigan via Wi-Fi and ethernet in the dorms.

08-31-2010, 12:53 PM
1) University of Tampa
2) Tampa, FL
3) Steam does not work, period. Pretty bogus tbh, gonna check to see if I can get it unblocked, but prep-u probably doesn't care - if the IT desk will ever friggin' respond -_-
4) Doesn't work anywhere.

09-04-2010, 02:51 PM
University of Bath I seem to remember working while in halls. Halls were wired at the time.

09-06-2010, 09:28 PM
-1) University of Miami

-2) Miami, FL

-3) Seems to work great, just downloaded and played Left 4 Dead 2 for about an hour with no problems.:D

-3) In my dorm (Stanford, I'm assuming it will work in all others but I can't be sure) on a wired connection. Haven't tried the wireless, probably won't (there's no need really).

09-07-2010, 09:58 AM
as much i have tried steam won't work @ fresno city college.

is there a way around this? this college does not have public Wi Fi.

09-07-2010, 02:43 PM
I'll test it once I can connect on my university.
I'm assuming it'll work because people also play WoW there.
I can't recommend trying to download full games, though because you get banned from the network if you try that.

09-08-2010, 04:06 PM
Does anyone know if Steam works at UTB/TSC? (The University of Texas at Brownsvile/Texas South Collage) I've seen someone play WoW over there any yet I can't join any servers on Steam.

Tried to go to Steam with wireless. not so sure about ethernet cable...

EDIT: found out it doesn't work with Ethernet cable either...

09-08-2010, 05:16 PM
Once upon a time, at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. There lived an admin that played CS:S, thus he prioritized steam traffic. When he left, the other admins that replaced him were rubbish. Thus steam users at the University of Sussex rejoice!

09-11-2010, 02:53 AM
Does anyone know about Trinity Hall, Cambridge?

09-12-2010, 01:22 PM
1) University of Tampa
2) Tampa, FL
3) Steam does not work, period. Pretty bogus tbh, gonna check to see if I can get it unblocked, but prep-u probably doesn't care - if the IT desk will ever friggin' respond -_-
4) Doesn't work anywhere.
1) University of Tampa
2) Tampa, Fl
3) Steam works now! After sending them a nice email they unblocked the ports. We be rollin'
4) So far, it works everywhere.

09-12-2010, 09:39 PM
1) University of Tampa
2) Tampa, Fl
3) Steam works now! After sending them a nice email they unblocked the ports. We be rollin'
4) So far, it works everywhere.

realy, you got your school to un block. mmm.. i think i'l try this! what did u write about?

09-15-2010, 11:20 PM
University of Alberta

Works, but the IT staff have caught on better than they did years back, and will shut your access down if you download over 1 GB in a day, so don't do purchasing/downloading on the standard campus wireless. I'm seeing what I can do to get around this.

09-17-2010, 10:48 AM
I still haven't gotten mine to work, my Skype does thought. I wish Steam would let us edit the proxy.

09-19-2010, 09:41 AM
I just arrived at The University of St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland and Steam cannot connect.

09-21-2010, 12:37 AM
Steam seems to be working just fine at Czech Technical University in Prague using Eduroam wi-fi. (Except it has some problems downloading pictures, nothing major though.

//EDIT: Okay, seems like Steam Cloud and possibly achievements don't work here. :\ Also when trying to display Update News, Steam says: "Unable to connect to server. Server may be offline or you may not connected to the internet.-105"

09-21-2010, 02:31 PM
-1) Kean University (http://www.kean.edu/)
-2) New Jersey, US
-3) Steam Works
-3) Works fine using laptop, campus-wide.

09-22-2010, 09:02 PM
Rochester Institute of Technology, gaming is 100% working. You can play games on WiFi without any interferences, and I've even moved my laptop around the whole campus and I've never disconnected once :)

Add me to that list, please!

09-26-2010, 01:15 PM
Clark University
Worcester, MA
Steam works across campus, but there are some problems playing online (sometimes you can and sometimes you can't) and you occasionally lose connection to Steam
So far it works everywhere I tried it.

09-26-2010, 01:36 PM
Univeristy of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Steam works campus-wide, and you can run a server on campus, however if you do, only people on campus can connect - the University's network denies unsolicited incoming connections from elsewhere in the world, but allows all LAN-to-LAN connections.

09-28-2010, 03:15 PM
UJOP UK (Karlov University)
Podebrady, Czech Republic
Steam work fine using laptop but sometimes u can not connect to steam cause congestion of web (100mbit/s for 250 students)

09-29-2010, 12:35 AM
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA, US
Steam Works

09-30-2010, 12:06 PM
I'm at the University of Roehampton in the UK
Everytime I attempt to connect to steam it says "To run steam you must first connect to the internet."
But of course I AM connected to the internet, I can connect both wirelessly and with a wire. I get on the internet perfectly but steam wont recognize it for some reason...

09-30-2010, 12:08 PM
1) University of Tampa
2) Tampa, FL
3) Steam does not work, period. Pretty bogus tbh, gonna check to see if I can get it unblocked, but prep-u probably doesn't care - if the IT desk will ever friggin' respond -_-
4) Doesn't work anywhere.

O god NO!!!!
I am at Roehampton now but this is a study abroad program for UT.
So even when I get back I wont be able to play...

09-30-2010, 01:01 PM
Steam works in the "Videregående" in Sortland, Norway

Oh, and Steam works in Bodø "Videregående" too.

10-01-2010, 04:46 AM
An update from Swansea here.

I'm in the Student Village and Steam has been alright for me so far, once i'd connected up to the intranet everything seems to work fine without any further work needed. Only been here a week though so perhaps I will find some problems later. But still, so far all is good.

10-06-2010, 09:16 AM
Fanshawe College
London, Ontario, Canada

Green light all the way. I haven't seen any issues. Both LAN and WiFi seem work just fine with Steam.

Arctic Ice
10-08-2010, 03:15 AM
I finally took some time and gave this thread some love. It's all updated!

Thank you for all the contributions so far. Suggestions, corrections and more contributions are always welcome :)

10-08-2010, 03:22 AM
Cardiff University (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk) – Wales, UK (Dorms confirmed (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/it/index.html))
centipeed (Guest) goes here

The Cardiff university network (at least in the dorms) DOES now allow steam access, including multiplayer components. However some games requiring specific ports don't work online (all games/mods using valve's server system seem to work)

10-09-2010, 03:27 PM
Oxford university seem to ban it; but there is flexibility across the colleges; each one decides how much it will enforce the rules.

Their main concern is with it being P2P software. Apparently this not true, so I am going to check with the IT department with my college to see what the details are.

10-11-2010, 06:50 AM
Wow, I didn't actually think there was any colleges that would block steam. Hell, my college doesn't even block torrents.

10-17-2010, 01:39 PM
University of Bath I seem to remember working while in halls. Halls were wired at the time.


University of Bath, UK
Halls (wired connection): Steam works fully
Campus-wide (wi-fi on BUCS WiSM): Steam entirely blocked

10-18-2010, 12:25 PM
University of Gloucestershire
Cheltenham/Gloucester, UK (I'm in Cheltenham)
Steam works, it loads up ok. Pre-installed games on my laptop work fine but I tried to install Empire: Total War today and the network won't let me activate the CD key online.
I've only tried it from my room in halls (wired) Might take my laptop into the university tomorrow and try it.

10-18-2010, 02:44 PM
UJOP UK (Karlov University)
Podebrady, Czech Republic
Steam work fine using laptop but sometimes u can not connect to steam cause congestion of web (100mbit/s for 250 students)

Update...High ping in any multiplayer games :(

10-18-2010, 02:47 PM
Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, IL

Steam is currently not working anywhere on campus

The only place with room to game is the computer lab, where you can't connect anyway )=

10-18-2010, 03:09 PM
-1) Northeastern University
-2) Boston, Massachusetts
-3) Steam works fully, nice high download speeds.
-3) The wired International Village dorm internet works, as does the NU-Wave wifi. Haven't checked anywhere else.

10-19-2010, 12:02 PM
Rosemont College need to be added on the RED LIST

10-22-2010, 08:06 PM
I go to California Lutheran University in thousand oaks, california. the usual ethernet speed is 7.5 mbps, and steam works perfectly on this end.

10-24-2010, 11:48 AM
At Imperial College London, can confirm Steam works fine, the policy doesn't forbid games (not on personal owned computers registered on the college network anyway), however your net access gets cut if you download more than 5GB a day.

10-29-2010, 08:05 AM
1) Sae institute
2) Dubai, United Arab Emirates
3) Works perfectly everywhere.
4) Tested in all Labs, Studios, Lobby, Administration.

10-29-2010, 11:52 PM
Jacksonville University

entire campus works with steam.
installing steam on the desktop instead of applications also bypasses the admin security on the comps. 10> ms ping most of the time!!!:D

10-31-2010, 04:27 AM
1)solihull sith form collage
2)solihull uk
3)no banned from admins
4)libary,computer rooms, k315,k314,f312,m112,m134, does work havent been in other rooms

10-31-2010, 12:17 PM
Huddersfield Uni

11-03-2010, 07:02 PM
Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio) is good to game.

Steam works in the dorms, at least; most likely other places on campus.

11-08-2010, 04:43 PM
The 'University of Leicester' entry needs to be updated with the following information:

Steam does not work (it cannot connect) on the CFS system (campus wifi network), e.g. the David Wilson Library.

11-08-2010, 07:13 PM
University of Canberra (Australia, Canberra)

On wifi from my laptop I can connect to steam. Dont know about speeds since Im not downloading anything (not enough quota)

Wifi is around most of the university

11-09-2010, 09:00 AM
James Madison University

can be changed to working, in the dorms at least. For the beginning of the year they had it blocked, but overnight a few weeks ago they apparently unblocked it, and all games now work perfectly, with excellent pings (best time to play is after ~7pm when they stop giving bandwidth priority to the academic buildings)

11-14-2010, 03:36 PM
Eh don't know how old this thread is but steam works perfectly here at Boston College, Boston, MA

11-16-2010, 08:44 AM
Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

Halls internet has been replaced with a new system for this year, and Steam works perfectly on it. Wi-fi on campus is still unsupported due to slowness, again excluding the Union cafe.

11-19-2010, 06:31 AM
1) Franciscan University of Steubenville
2) Steubenville, OH
3) Steam is blocked by firewall for being a peer-to-peer program
4) I'm not attending it - I e-mailed their tech support people - but from what I know I'm calling it campus-wide.

Jagged Tooth
11-26-2010, 04:58 AM
-1) Swinburne
-2) Australia, Victoria, Hawthorn (but I assume all Victorian campuses)
-3) Steam can't seem to connect at all (can't login)
-4) Every computer in the library and class rooms. Haven't got a laptop to test wireless.

Also the template in the first post has two 3's.

11-27-2010, 06:11 PM
Yeah, I'm at Roehampton University, and Steam won't connect. Will try and contact IT perhaps - but I'm not optimistic about the situation.

11-28-2010, 09:46 PM
Does anyone know if Steam works at the University of Colorado Boulder? Thanks.

11-29-2010, 05:51 AM
Steam works at
University of Newcastle (Ourimbah Campus), Ourimbah, New South Wales Australia.

You can't access the steam store page or play online (haven't tried LAN) but steam does connect.
However you can download games at top speed without worry about getting in trouble.

12-01-2010, 01:43 PM
1) University of Waterloo
2) Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
3) Steam works completely
4) It works in the dormitories and all school-owned public wi-fi connections on campus.

12-01-2010, 07:50 PM
-1) University of Nottingham
-2) Nottingham, UK
-3) Works fine (regardless of slow download speed, my ping is always extremely good)
-4) Off campus accommodation

12-05-2010, 05:08 PM
1)Austin Peay State University
2)Clarksville, TN, USA
3)Works perfectly fine, just have to authenticate through a log-in which is provided to students
4)Tested within the University Center, and various other buildings, all works fine.

12-06-2010, 03:35 PM
I didn't see Washburn University in the list, plus I'm not sure if they support Steam whatsoever. Does anybody know?

12-06-2010, 10:24 PM
1) University of Hong Kong
2) Hong Kong
3) Steam doesn't work
3) Everywhere (all buildings of the university + all the halls)

12-08-2010, 11:45 AM
Fort Hays State University allows Steam as of 12/8/11, however it cannot update on their Guest network.

12-08-2010, 11:56 AM
1) Clemson University
2) Clemson, South Carolina, USA
3) Steam works
4) Everywhere

12-20-2010, 04:27 AM
I'm at Staffordshire University (http://www.van-insurance-cheap.co.uk)in the UK
Everytime I attempt to connect to steam it says "To run steam you must first connect to the internet."
But of course I AM connected to the internet, I can connect both wirelessly and with a wire. I get on the internet perfectly but steam wont recognize it for some reason...

12-20-2010, 10:21 PM
-1) Wilkes University
-2) Wilkes-Barre, PA
-3) Steam works
-3) Tested in Evans Hall dorm rooms.

12-21-2010, 11:10 AM
1) Grand Valley State University
2) Allendale, MI
3) Steam
4) Ravines Apartments, Dorms

jimmydorry help
12-22-2010, 12:39 AM

Queensland University of Technology

Brisbane, Australia

Location: S-Block (Science and Technology Faculty) -- and probably campus wide

Description: Steam can't update without requiring the user to delete the clientregistry.blob . Once the client is updated, the game is fully playable.

12-22-2010, 09:59 AM
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia USA
Location: The entire campus where ethernet or wifi is available
Description: Works perfectly :D .. In fact I am playing Beat Hazard on my laptop while typing this on a university work pc..

12-23-2010, 02:16 PM
1) University of Nevada, Reno
2) Reno, NV
3) Works fine, wifi is a bit unreliable compared to ethernet
4) Only tested dorms, specifically Nye Hall.

12-25-2010, 01:14 PM
socks5 proxys work fine with proxy programs , only the Steam browser is useless

12-26-2010, 07:56 PM
1) University of Albany
2) Albany, New York
3) Works perfectly after logging into the school network, although it says that it costs extra for "gaming" everyone i know there can game with the free school network.
4)Anthony Hall,though many of my friends used it in most of the other quads

12-29-2010, 09:00 AM
Is there a reason why University of Waterloo (Kitchener/Waterloo Ontario, Canada) is not on either list?

12-29-2010, 12:21 PM
1) University of California Santa Barbara
2) Santa Barbara, CA
3) Steam works perfectly. Both Wi-fi and ethernet are acceptable.
3) Tried on both dorm network and main campus wireless. Both work.

EDIT: Careful of the 1.5 GB download cap from between 1pm-1am. All other hours have no cap.

12-31-2010, 08:13 PM
Very helpful.. I guess.

01-01-2011, 05:14 PM
-1) University of Northumbria at Newcastle
-2) Newcastle, UK
-3) Steam works
-3) works on campus wide Wifi, unknown about dorms however UPnP is off in dorms.

01-03-2011, 08:12 PM
Does anyone have any information on the availability of Steam on Wilfrid Laurier's Waterloo and Brantford campus'? I'm considering both next year so I'd just like to know :p

01-04-2011, 12:17 AM
* Boise State University – Boise, Idaho, USA (Campus-wide: All ports opened, Watch for download quota.)

Beartwig – Student

01-12-2011, 12:54 AM
Well as of a couple months ago steam works great at California State University Sacramento! 7mb/s download speed!!! They haven't changed their network so it should still work fine.

01-13-2011, 09:38 AM
1) Hogeschool Gent - Departement Aalst (University Gent - Department Aalst)
2) Aalst, Belgium
3) Steam is blocked

Dude Manrod
01-13-2011, 05:17 PM
-1) Jackson Community College
-2) Jackson, Michigan
-3) Steam does NOT work
-3) Any Non_College WiFi connections in the class buildings.

01-14-2011, 07:05 AM
-1) University of Bedfordshire
-2) Luton, UK
-3) Steam works in university accommodation/halls/dorms, but connections are slow - 1mb(100kb/s) max. There is no monthly download limit though.
You also have the option to upgrade your internet connection to 4mb(400kb/s) for about £130 for the whole year, but don't expect to get the full 400kb/s download rate.

Steam does NOT work with the networks on campus - the encryption used only allows web browsing so any client based programs (like Steam) do not work.

01-14-2011, 01:33 PM
-1) Slippery Rock University
-2) Slippery Rock, PA
-3) Works flawlessly, wired and wireless: you will need to go to this website (, sign in with your student ID and register your MAC address. I was automatically approved, all my games work.

01-25-2011, 11:18 AM
1 Manchester Community College
2 Manchester CT
3 does not work, it can not connect through the campus wifi.

01-25-2011, 10:39 PM
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee WORKS

01-26-2011, 12:21 AM
Vanderbilt University - Works almost perfectly everywhere on campus.

01-26-2011, 12:26 AM
Works like a charm at Queen Mary University of London, both in the halls and the university's wi-fi in the library and across campus. You don't even need to mess around with firewalls.

01-26-2011, 02:34 AM
-1) Universal College of Learning (UCOL)
-2) Palmerston North campus, New Zealand
-3) The campus-wide firewall blocks it. It is possible to bypass the firewall in the Hardware Lab (which also bypasses internet quotas :D), but students aren't allowed in there outside of class times... :(

01-27-2011, 02:37 AM
-1) University of Nottingham
-2) Nottingham, UK
-3) Works fine (regardless of slow download speed, my ping is always extremely good)
-4) Off campus accommodation

For 3 days steam hasn't been working, I'm going to contact the admin, but I think they may have blocked it, along with WLM.

01-27-2011, 11:11 AM
1)Terra State Community College
2)Fremont, Ohio
3)Steam works perfectly, one caveat though: Modern Warfare 2 and other such games that don't work well under a strict NAT environment have a hard time finding games sometimes.
4)All buildings except for building D (which is either being remodeled or torn down, thus no network presence) work

01-27-2011, 02:04 PM
-1) Doane College
-2) Crete, NE
-3) Works fine.
-4) Campus-wide. You have to register your computer through your web browser before you can make any outside connections (including Steam); Linux computers have been known to have problems with this. No idea if computers registered as Guests can use Steam or not.

01-30-2011, 08:49 PM
"-1) Doane College
-2) Crete, NE
-3) Works fine.
-4) Campus-wide. You have to register your computer through your web browser before you can make any outside connections (including Steam); Linux computers have been known to have problems with this. No idea if computers registered as Guests can use Steam or not. "

Thank you for this wonderful information. It will serves as my guide.

01-31-2011, 03:15 PM
1) Trinity Western University http://www.twu.ca/
2) Langley, BC, CAN
3) Individual computers require registry into the campus network before you can use internet. There are two networks, for wired and wireless. Once done, no other steps needed to run and play on Steam.

02-04-2011, 12:44 PM
Some time ago marietta college (in marietta, ohio) updated and/or replaced their authentication provider, so now steam works just about everywhere with decent download speeds. Wireless is laggy and unreliable, but thats a result of it being wireless and not the college's fault. We still have ethernet ports that work fine.

02-15-2011, 08:19 PM
1) Motlow State Community College (Smyrna campus)
2) Smyrna, TN
3) works campus-wide. There is a required registry through the browser before being able to use the internet. After that there is no other steps needed to play on Steam.

02-16-2011, 06:57 AM
1) Universidade de São Paulo (Faculty of Odontology - Campus Cidade Universitária)
2) São Paulo, SP - Brazil
3) Works, but USPNet network needs authentication through browser before open Steam client. Wired network works fine
4) Tested on Faculty of Odontology, but Steam should work fine on onther faculties/campus through USPNet.

02-25-2011, 03:21 AM
-1) Name of school:
-2) Location of school
-3) Whether Steam works or doesn't work
Works perfectly, thanks to an IT department that actually knows what the ♥♥♥♥ they are doing. :D
-3) Specific location(s) within the school such as dorm room, library, etc.
Works on the whole campus, even WiFi. Of course, you get more stable Ping if you plug it in via ethernet through dorms.

I must note that you do need a student ID in order to allow your computer to enter the network. If you have a PS3, just go to the IT guys with your MAC address and they will do it for you.

02-26-2011, 03:49 AM
Well, I saw that Brigham Young University is on the ok list, so I don't really need to mention that. However, I go there, so you could add me to the list of people going there..

02-26-2011, 11:59 AM
Ranken Technical collge
St.louis, mo

There are several separate networks within the campus which makes this a bit complicated

Public wifi (SSID:ranken Wireless): No STEAM,
This wifi network is heavily restricted based on ports and content. Your average gaming website like joystiq or kotaku is even blocked.

private wifi (insideranken): Never tested, but considering that its wpa2 encrypted and likely to have other security, its doubtful.

Dorms aka walker hall : STEAM works.
If you live in the dorms and have any trouble with a game being blocked just talk to the staff there and they can make adjustments

IT classrooms in the gray building wired network: Steam works
This section of the wired network is controled by the IT tranning staff and is not restricted so that nothing can interfere with classes. The head of the IT department is an avid counter-strike player. Steam and pc games are used often for benchmarks and educational purposes. There has even been lan parties and a CS server hosted within the department.

Wired network besides gray building: Not tested but its doubtful considering the security and restrictions on the pcs. There is a domain controller in play people.

Considering that network security (How to hack) is a class at ranken, there is a good bet that you are not going to sneak it by them.

03-02-2011, 06:33 PM
University of Virginia's College at Wise does not, as a policy, actively interfere with steam or multiplayer games. THAT SAID, their IT department's management of the school network is abysmal. you can and will experience moderately to extremely (depending on the alignment of the stars, the mean weight of grass on and/or off campus, and/or the modulus of Walmart and Applebee's stock prices) spotty internet connectivity. it is set up to drop connection every set interval, which has led to some MMOs i play, including EVE online, to experience periods of repeatedly dropped connectivity, assuming the network is up in the first place, which can sometimes be something other than assured. my suitemate plays Final Fantasy 11 and 14, and has reported that 14 does not work -at all-, and 11 i believe can have the same spotty connection as most anything. as for games i own on steam, Global Agenda can have problems, though my entire suite suspects that it's more a problem on HiRez Studio's side (i live with five Computer Science and/or Software Engineering majors, and i myself have some experience with computers, though i pale in comparison), and Command and Conquer 4 will sometimes, if not regularly, drop connection.

long story short, i wouldnt outright redlist it, but nor can i in good faith reccomend it for the green list. would a sort of 'yellow list' be at all appropriate?

03-14-2011, 03:32 AM
-1) Towson University
-2) MD, US
-3) Steam will not connect via wireless internet, but works with ethernet cable
-4) Anywhere you can connect via ethernet is OK; anywhere else (as it's all wireless) is not.

Mega Trousers
03-16-2011, 05:47 PM
I am at University of Wisconsin- Richland and am not able to connect to steam.

03-16-2011, 05:58 PM
University of La Trobe, Bundoora Campus, Melbourne:
CONFIRMED, playing and downloading work
Drawback: a little bit slow downloading stuffs (~50 - ~100 KB/s only)

03-17-2011, 11:38 PM
-1) University of New Brunswick Saint John
-2) Saint John New Brunswick Canada
-3) Works great
-3) poor speeds in places with a lot of laptops (lounges), but other than that it has awesome speed!

03-22-2011, 09:34 AM
-1) Babson Colelge
-2) MA, US
-3) Steam Works
-3) Works everywhere, however from 9pm to 1am on school nights, it is unplayable as pings spike to the 1000 region, and it is also impossible to use mumble or any other VOiP software. :(

03-24-2011, 07:46 AM
University of moratuwa
Steam doesnot work anywhere

03-24-2011, 11:00 AM
I will find out soon whether Steam is allowed at University of cincinnati in the US!!!! Hopefully it will be.

04-04-2011, 02:37 PM
-1) Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau - University of Applied Sciences
-2) Saxony, Germany
-3) Works fine.
-4) Everywhere WiFi/LAN is accessible, what means almost everywhere on Campus "Kornmarkt" at least

04-07-2011, 04:56 PM
Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT
Works fine
Make sure you log into Clean Access first! :) Pings during peak hours (5pm - 10pm) might make your game a little laggy though!

04-09-2011, 03:10 AM
-1) Shanghai Normal University
-2) Shanghai, China Mainland
-3) It works fine and the download speed is great, but some weeks ago it didn´t work at all for a whole week, now seems to be fine. I have just tried the direct connection on dorm rooms, don´t know about library or classrooms.

04-18-2011, 12:31 AM
-1) Metropolitan State College of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver, Community College of Denver
-2) Denver, Colorado- Auraria Campus
-3) Does not work
-3) West classroom, north classroom, tech building, P.E building, Tivoli building.

-1) Metropolitan State College of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver, Community College of Denver
-2) Denver, Colorado- Auraria Campus
-3) Works
-3) South classroom

I only go to Metro, but the University of Colorado at Denver and Community College share the campus with my college, and I believe my college is changing its name next year.

04-28-2011, 06:37 PM
Santa Clara University, SCU, has recently made unknown network changes that have effected connection to Limelight Network related services. Connection to steam is not IMPOSSIBLE, but extremely difficult to get a solid connection now. Could this be in anyway possibly related to the PSN breach? We're right in the heart of silicon valley so technology is big here so its a possible that they're doing something? I haven't seen a cascade of flaming threads so I assume this is an isolated case. NAT is open here, and their usage policy doesn't discourage is at all. WTF IS GOING ON? :o

05-02-2011, 08:41 PM
You're a bit out of your demographic spam bot.

05-03-2011, 06:55 AM
Glad to see it works at the college I'm transferring to next semester.
Not sure if it's been posted yet but I feel like I'll be helpful if it hasn't:
-1) Ivy Tech Community College
-2) Indianapolis Location
-3) Does not work
-3) Everywhere from what I can tell.

05-07-2011, 02:57 AM
-1) Michigan Technological University
-2) Houghton, Michigan
-3) Works
-4) Works fine everywhere

Ethan Hunt
05-07-2011, 04:32 PM
The University of New England. Steam works 100% at this University in southern Maine. You can even LAN it up with other people who live in the same dorm as you. It works perfect in all the dorm rooms that I ever lived in.

I tried playing CS:S on a computer lab owned computer. And even though it did run, all school owned computers are designed primarily for academic functions and therefore are lower end and did not run it well.

But as far as in your own room and on your computer, the University of New England (UNE) is Valve friendly.


Jimmi G
05-08-2011, 01:42 PM
-1) University of North Alabama
-2) Florence, Alabama, USA
-3) Does not
-3) Campus-wide

University of North Alabama blocks steam ports. You can view the site, but can't access any of the https store pages and the client software cannot connect. I've contacted them and the reason for this they said is to save the school $$$. Only can connect in offline mode (via a seperate internet source).

05-09-2011, 02:24 AM
-1) University of Jyväskylä
-2) Jyväskylä, Finland
-3) Works on student network, don't know about campus

05-11-2011, 12:02 PM
-High Point University
-High Point, NC
-I've never had a problem before
-success all over campus.

05-15-2011, 03:16 AM
University of Melbourne
Steam seems to work fine

05-15-2011, 05:40 PM
CUNY Queensborough, NY, US

Steam doesn't work, campus wide. : (

05-16-2011, 06:16 AM
Radboud University Nijmegen
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
All Steam services, including purchase and multiplayer server browsers, are fully functional on the campus-wide wireless network. Download limit doesn't exist, download speed appears to be capped around 3 MB/s.

05-16-2011, 02:31 PM
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX
Steam worked roughly a month ago, but now it won't connect or update
Johnson Creek Crossing Apartments

05-20-2011, 01:29 AM
Greetings, I figured I'd provide you two schools for your list.

-1) Universite d'Angers - Belle Beille
-2) Angers, France
-3) Does NOT work
-4) I've tried in all locations I can get the internet and also talked to the tech guys, they said they do block steam and any ports it uses.

-1) Missouri Western State University
-2) St. Joseph, Missouri
-3) Works
-4) Specifically, I've tried the library, dorms, Murphy Hall and Poppelwell Hall.

05-24-2011, 09:16 AM
Oakton Community College
Des Plaines, Illinois, USA
Does *not* work

Seems to be a port block. VPN tunnels through no issue.

Dead Lee
05-25-2011, 04:46 AM
Carlisle University allows you, but only in the residence area via cable. You can't access Steam through wireless campus.

05-28-2011, 01:24 PM
Columbia Basin College, Any branch campus. SE Washington.

06-02-2011, 01:48 PM
University of Connecticut, my friend dorms on the Main campus and I've been over and it seems to work fine. There's a cap on traffic though for every user, I believe.

06-03-2011, 05:40 PM
I go to Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Just a couple more notes onto what is in place now. Bandwidth cap of 15gb (used to be 10gb) per day and 50gb per week. So think before you decide to download the complete Ubisoft collection. In addition, download speed is throttled on a number of programs, Steam included. It will peak at around 3mb per second, then it will fluctuate between 1 byte and 1mb per second in an almost perfect sinewave sort of way. I really don't know how else to put it.

Portal Jumper
06-07-2011, 05:43 PM
Doing my part to contribute:

1) University of Manitoba
2) Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (MB, CA)
3) Steam DOES work, so do playing online (at least, source games like TF2, Portal and L4D, as far as I know)
4) As far as I know, I used to always have Steam on automatic login when I turn on my computer, so I am able to access Steam. I have played on campus before, but I do not live in dorms. So, theoretically, you can play all over campus.

^-- terribly sorry if you have to pick it out, but in summary: Yes, all over campus.

06-07-2011, 05:55 PM
Unmaintained list is unmaintained


06-08-2011, 05:09 AM
I'm not sure yet ;)

06-09-2011, 12:59 AM
-1) Murdoch University
-2) Perth, Western Australia
-3) Steam works FAST
-3) Where-ever you can reach the wireless network

06-12-2011, 02:28 PM
As of 6/10/2011, Steam access through residential networks is down in the Barrett Honors College dorms at Arizona State University (Tempe Campus), which may indicate broader residential network access shaping of ports required for Steam as well.

However, the domain ad.asu.edu still permits access to Steam, so it appears as if the only users affected will be all the users who ... actually install Steam.

06-13-2011, 11:39 AM
1. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
2. Terre Haute, IN
3. Steam has full functionality.
4. All campus.

1. Fontbonne University
3. St. Louis, MO
3. Steam has full functionality.
4. All campus.

06-17-2011, 06:47 PM
I know it's been said -
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

All dorms, academic buildings, fraternity houses, and anything else connected to PennNet.

All get a public IP address with very minimal filtering (Windows file sharing ports blocked) and no quotas. You can get up to symmetric gigabit depending on where you are, but most ports are either 100 megabit or 10 megabit (in the dorms). Wireless is 802.11n, real-world speeds in excess of 125/75Mbps and rock solid. Pings as low as 4ms (most servers 20-35ms) with no jitter.

I do tech support, but am otherwise unaffiliated. They just know how to run a network right ;)

06-18-2011, 12:20 AM
Does anyone have any information on the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK, Canada? Mostly the residences, don't care much about the campus.

06-20-2011, 02:48 PM
1) University of Alabama at Birmingham
2) Birmingham, AL
3) Steam has full functionality (plus ethernet ports in dorms)
4) All Campus

06-21-2011, 03:32 PM
1.) Belmont University
2.) Nashville, Tennessee
3.) Steam has full functionality, if a tad slow.
4.) Residence halls only; Steam does not work on the main campus-wide network.

06-21-2011, 10:16 PM
Dont use proxies they are know to get steam accounts banned, also your best bet is to appeal to the university directly or through the students union. Online GED Diploma (http://www.sandfordhighschool.com/)

06-24-2011, 11:14 AM
Is Bob Jones University blocked?

06-30-2011, 03:38 PM
-1) Name of school - Northeastern University
-2) Location of school - Boston, MA
-3) Whether Steam works or doesn't work - Steam has full functionality
-3) Specific location(s) within the school such as dorm room, library, etc. - All campus

I am currently an incoming senior at Northeastern, and have been using Steam for many years at the school.

07-01-2011, 05:56 PM
-1) Name of school - Northeastern University
-2) Location of school - Boston, MA
-3) Whether Steam works or doesn't work - Steam has full functionality
-3) Specific location(s) within the school such as dorm room, library, etc. - All campus

I am currently an incoming senior at Northeastern, and have been using Steam for many years at the school.

This is good news since I'm applying there!

Does anyone know if these schools allow Steam?

University of Vermont
University of New Hampshire
Bowdoin College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

07-01-2011, 06:06 PM
-1) Edgehill university
-2) Ormskirk
-3) Doesnt work (might do but ISP claims it takes up too much bandwith)
-3) Doesnt work at all over campus.

One mini get around I found while their was to change the mac address of my own pc to the one they lend you in the new halls there. Need to know how to reconfigure your network card though.

07-02-2011, 08:53 AM
centennial college blocks steam on student laptops but you can play on other there computers.

07-03-2011, 05:54 PM
I wish the OP was updated, but I'll chime in anyways:

-1) Clemson University
-2) Clemson, SC
-3) Steam works 100%
-3) Works excellently in all of the places I've tried it, so I'd assume it'll work campus-wide.

07-04-2011, 02:31 PM
Hmmm, works at the university of new Mexico for me, not sure why the guy up there had issues with it.

07-06-2011, 07:09 PM
City University of New York; College of Staten Island

Does not work (reads it as a torrent program)

07-06-2011, 09:32 PM
Red light (for Steam & torrents):

ESCP Europe (Paris, France)
EM Lyon Business School (Lyon, France)
ESSEC (Cergy, France)

Does neither login On Campus nor student housing for ESSEC and EM Lyon, no login on campus only on ESCP since it has no student housing

07-08-2011, 09:46 AM
you can add nanyang polytechnic in singapore to the list lol. steam is blocked campus wide.

07-08-2011, 10:31 AM
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Steam fully works, not sure about if you try to use a campus computer. But with your own computer, Steam is go.

07-08-2011, 05:08 PM
Everett Community College (Everett, WA, US)
- Last time I checked, Steam doesn't seem to be able to reach the authentication server. It just hangs at "Connecting Steam account...". Not an address block, the forums and everything else at *.steampowered.com is fully accessible both on a personal laptop and campus computers. My only guess is it's a protocol block for anything using "steam://".
- May also have some kind of slowing of anything other than standard web traffic ports on wireless. Tor Client runs at almost sub-dialup speed campus-wide. (Everything is sub-dialup speed on the cafe's wireless, but that's another issue.)

07-10-2011, 01:05 PM
Greenlight Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. Does not work in the campus center.

Asteroid Blues
07-13-2011, 04:13 AM
At Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa Steam does not work and is blocked. Offline only.

07-15-2011, 07:10 AM
-1) Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)
-2) City: Curitiba, State: Paraná, Country: Brazil
-3) Steam doesn't work(application), appears only updating,and only works by the browser, but not for games.
-3) I was with my laptop using a wireless network in computer labs, and I have the same problem with the library network.

07-16-2011, 07:33 AM
Can this include halls of residence or just the campus?

Mr. Magnum
07-16-2011, 06:29 PM
Name: Rice University
Location: Houston, Texas
Steam?: Works flawlessly
Locations: Dorm and Library (wired connection), Campus wide Wi-Fi,

While I'm at school, Steam games download at 2 MBPS. I love it.

07-22-2011, 01:41 PM
Ball state University, Muncie, Indiana. Rated one of the most Wi-fi accessible campus in the nation (nothing beats playing TF2 under one of the big trees in the Quad). Not only is steam allowed, BSU has a deal with Valve, which grants 20 or so computers in our "Extreme Gaming Lab" every Valve release before portal 2. Of course the passwords to those accounts are a close guarded secret, and if someone logs out of an account to play on their own profile, they have to log off the computer and get back on to play on the cafe accounts. Steam can be downloaded to all other computers on campus, however they are all frozen, so it won't be there when you log back on. I wouldn't recommend trying to play in the dorms on anything but a wired connection, because so many people use the internet between 7-11pm, that the internet connection becomes crap. But all in all I love my University :)

07-26-2011, 03:24 AM
For the most part, University of California: Los Angeles is Steam-friendly, with the exception of a few open wireless networks that block many ports.

07-26-2011, 10:57 PM
Well, after speaking with the OIT, I can say that Auburn University is now a go for online gaming. Lowest pings I've seen are ~40.

07-31-2011, 03:27 AM
-1) Swinburne University of Technology (Prahran campus)
-2) 144 High Street, Prahran VIC, Australia.
-3) Steam does not work
-3) Locations: Building PH, PB, PK, Library and Wireless connect

08-09-2011, 04:02 PM
It works at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia, i go here

no age
08-09-2011, 06:24 PM
Steam works at Wheaton College.

08-10-2011, 08:04 AM
-1) St. Clair College
-2) Windsor, Ontario
-3) Steam works but with a slow connection. Multiplayer is unplayable at the moment. Sometimes the internet is capped because of the ammount of people using the Wi-Fi connection
-4) Location: Library, the area with tables to place the laptops on the 2nd floor

As far as I know, I will come back in September and see if I can buy a game and download it off of Steam. Otherwise if Steam is blacklisted there, then it's hopeless and my alternative is to report this on the forums.

08-10-2011, 03:29 PM
Hey why not I'll add to the list in case anybody wants to share in my misery sometime in the future

1) Name of school
Ouachita Baptist University

2) Location of school
Arkadelphia, AR

3) Whether Steam works or doesn't work
Steam works campus wide. Single player games once installed are as good as anywhere else. However, the network gets clogged pretty often so playing online is usually impossible (Looking at 1000 ping) and download speeds are around 150 kb/s. Works fine most weekends though (Online and all) and supposedly the improved the network this year so online may even work every day now (Hopefully)

08-10-2011, 04:51 PM
Seneca College in toronto, canada doesn't support online gaming. Whenever i try to play online i become unable to move.

08-14-2011, 09:04 AM
Florida State University has great Internet, no problems there.

08-23-2011, 09:43 AM
Portsmouth University doesn't support it through the University Campus.

08-24-2011, 05:10 AM
Is anyone from Bangor university, Wales? I'm heading there in September and wont be pleased if steam doesn't work!

08-26-2011, 06:05 PM
Name: Goucher College
Location: Baltimore, MD
Steam Works?: Doesn't work. All ports are blocked save for 80 (web). Sadface.

08-28-2011, 06:27 AM
1) National Telecommunications Institute (Inatel, Instituto Nacional de Telecomunicações);

2) Santa Rita do Sapucaí, MG - Brazil;

3) Steam client and all Steam-related websites (except for Community pages when using HTTPS) don't work;

4) Via WiFi (all over the campus) and on wired connections (or: everywhere).

Yep, it's a total no-go, except for offline mode.

08-30-2011, 11:54 PM
Works at Portland State University in Oregon. I've only tried it through Ethernet.

08-31-2011, 07:05 AM
1. Milwaukee School of Engineering
2. Milwaukee, WI
3. Works! (both in-dorm and on-campus internet, ethernet and wi-fi)

08-31-2011, 03:12 PM
1. Cornell University
2. Ithaca, NY
3. Everything works!
4. WiFi + Ethernet across the entirety of campus.

08-31-2011, 09:00 PM
1. Point Loma Nazarene University
2. San Diego, CA
3. Works like a charm.
4. WiFi tested for all and Ethernet tested for downloads.

09-02-2011, 07:55 AM
1) Pennsylvania State University - Beaver Campus
2) Beaver, PA
3) Does NOT work
4) Only tested it in the library so far, but would imagine it doesn't work anywhere on campus due to the need to connect to a VPN to get online.

09-02-2011, 07:19 PM
1) Albion University
2) Albion, MI
3) Steam works 100% everywhere :)

09-04-2011, 01:24 PM
1. Viterbo University
2. La Crosse Wisconsin
3. Does not work
4. tested dorms and student union
this is such b.s. all the xbox live works fine on campus but steam doesn't! :mad:

09-06-2011, 07:58 AM
-1) Fachhochschule Südwestfalen (campus)
-2) Iserlohn, Germany
-3) Works, forced NAT (no hosting), Steam downloads may be throttled to 30kbyte/s.
-4) Everywhere

-1) Studentenwerk Dortmund, Appartement Steubenstraße (dorm)
-2) Iserlohn, Germany (Routed via Fachhochschule Südwestfalen)
-3) Works, forced NAT (no hosting), Internet cut off after 6.4 GB monthly traffic until next month (You can order a personal VDSL line privately there though.)
-4) In every room

splode splode
09-06-2011, 09:13 PM
san francisco state university

09-07-2011, 06:11 AM
-1) Liverpool John Moores University
-2) Liverpool, United Kingdom
-3) Works perfectly
-4) Everywhere.

09-08-2011, 10:40 AM
Sorry for it being incomplete, but hopefully it might help to some point

-1) Gateshead College
-2) Gateshead, North East England
-3) Works
-3) I start next week so I'm unaware of where it works, However, We were told to make Steam accounts.

09-08-2011, 11:15 PM
-1) Aarhus University
-2) Aarhus, Denmark
-3) Does not work

09-11-2011, 10:35 AM
-1) University of New Mexico
-2) Albuquerque, NM, USA
-3) Steam works
-3) On the dorms only, if you use a internet cable

09-12-2011, 01:37 PM
Lasell College
Aburndale, MA
No connections/does not work; wireless/ethernet

Side note :: Worked last year no problem; wireless/ethernet.

09-13-2011, 02:46 PM
I hope results come out from University of California, Riverside -_-

09-13-2011, 05:45 PM
1. San Francisco State University
2. San Francisco, CA
3. Works
4. Works fine in the dorms, haven't tried anywhere else

09-17-2011, 01:10 PM
Art Institute of California -Los Angeles does so as well.

09-18-2011, 06:31 PM
I hope results come out from University of California, Riverside -_-

My friend there just tried, seems to work fine.

09-18-2011, 11:41 PM
My friend there just tried, seems to work fine.

Really?? Like both wired and wifi???? Campus wide??

omgg sorry If I seem demanding :/

Fricken Hamster
09-20-2011, 12:45 PM
University of California, Santa Barbara

Wired works fine.
Not sure about wifi. I haven't tried steam on it yet, but from what I tell, its kinda iffy.

09-20-2011, 03:27 PM
University of California, Santa Barbara

Wired works fine.
Not sure about wifi. I haven't tried steam on it yet, but from what I tell, its kinda iffy.

Cool~~ I was just about to ask about UCSB lol

09-21-2011, 12:22 AM
Really?? Like both wired and wifi???? Campus wide??

omgg sorry If I seem demanding :/

I think he was in the dorms.
Also appearnlty the computer labs have Steam

Arctic Ice
09-21-2011, 04:44 PM
Update coming soon!

Arctic Ice
09-22-2011, 11:31 PM
The list is up to date!

09-24-2011, 09:41 AM
Everything works fine here at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH! Only problem I've had is that occasionally I loose my connection with Steam, but this rarely happens.

Techno Tod
09-25-2011, 11:32 AM
NHTI Concord in New Hampshire's wireless network makes Steam inaccessible due to traffic shaping, but if you manage to get a wired connection it works without problem. Invaluable info for the game programming majors since they use SOURCE for their classes.

Easily accessible wired ports are available in the campus library, but none of the Ethernet ports in the student center are hot. (I have brought this up to computer services multiple times without change, don't expect it to)

Biff Johnston
09-25-2011, 05:50 PM
Mohawk college, Hamilton

Doesn't work at all in the school, but on residence it works like 5% of the time (most of the time you get pings of 999 because of packet shaping)

09-27-2011, 07:44 PM
I think he was in the dorms.
Also appearnlty the computer labs have Steam


09-28-2011, 04:03 PM
Whilst I remember, I went to the Université de Strasbourg during my year abroad. Steam is completely enabled on the university network without much hassle, BUT there is an automatic network kick after an unspecified amount of bandwidth or time - I was never able to work out which. This isn't a particular problem though, it's just a matter of logging back in