IT@Cornell provides support for software, computers, telephones, multimedia equipment, and the networks that connect them. Bookmark it.cornell.edu/students for all of your IT@Cornell student benefits and services.
Purchase Computers and Software
- Review computer recommendations: Find out what sort of personal computer you need in the campus environment, and what to consider when purchasing a new system.
- Check out student discounts at The Cornell Store: Tech Connect at The Cornell Store offers computers and software at educational discounted prices for Cornell students. Their experienced staff will help you find the solution that’s right for you, plus they have a local repair center and an IT service desk.
- Get free software: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more), file storage with Cornell Box, and antivirus solutions are provided for FREE to students.
- Look into other software options: Depending on your field of study, you may find the software you need in the university's computer labs; software differs for each lab. Most software required for classes can be purchased at The Cornell Store or through CU Software Licensing Services.
Get Connected to the Internet
Get connected to Cornell's Wi-Fi and Wired Network Services. All residence halls provide Wi-Fi (choose Eduroam to protect your privacy) or wired network connections. Cornell also provides both standard and secure Wi-Fi service in key public spaces throughout the campus, including libraries, student study lounges, and many campus dining facilities and academic buildings.
Protect Your Computer, Your Identity, and Your Privacy
- Uninstall file sharing programs (for music, movies and software, etc. you don't own) prior to arriving at Cornell to avoid Copyright Infringement Risks.
- Install FREE antivirus and FREE laptop recovery to protect your computer if it's physically stolen, and learn what to do if your computer or NetID password are ever compromised, at the Student IT Security page.
- Set your NetID password security questions, so you can reset your password if you ever forget it or suspect it has been stolen.
- Always practice risk prevention to minimize the chances of theft or compromise to your devices. Apply best practices to safeguard your mobile devices from malicious software and loss or theft by using security precautions for mobile handheld devices.
Student IT Resources
- Blackboard.cornell.edu: Many instructors use Blackboard to provide online course materials, including notes, slideshows, quizzes, and more. Learn how to use Blackboard and find your courses on it.
- Computer Labs: Work on projects, use software you don't have, and print in the university's computer labs around campus. The labs have a variety of software, Windows and Macintosh computers, and networked laser printers.
- Net-Print: Install Net-Print software on your computer and you can print to campus printers. Or use Net-Print from lab computers. Net-Print fees apply.
- Cornell Box: Access and share your documents from anywhere. Unlimited free storage and desktop sync come with your cornell.box.com account.
- Lynda.com and SkillSoft Online Learning: Hone your software, creative, and business skills with these two free resources – for all experience levels.