The deployment of wireless data networks at American institutions of Higher Education has increased dramatically since the establishment of the 802.11 standards by the IEEE. These networks are generally deployed as extensions of the campus network to provide additional functionality to an increasingly mobile student population. As these networks become ubiquitous, they will increasingly be used for both classroom management and business m-commerce applications. Institutions with or considering wireless networks are advised to establish policies for the cooperative management of bandwidth, spectrum and security. Over time, the deployment of ubiquitous, standards-based networks will enable the deployment of an entirely new set of applications that will be useful throughout the university.