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Before you arrive on campus

  1. Activate your accounts (if you haven't already done so).
  2. Check your email right away so you don't miss any important messages regarding tuition, financial aid, deadlines and coursework.
  3. If you plan to purchase a computer, visit with your advisor beforehand to find out if your department has any minimum requirements. Check out the NDSU Bookstore for information about educational pricing and discounts for Apple and Windows computers.
  4. Get free software, including Microsoft Office, Mathematica, Statistical Analysis System (SAS), MATLABRead & Write (literacy software for reading, writing and studying) and security software.

When you arrive on campus

  1. Connect your device(s) to the campus wireless network.
  2. Set up your personal laptop or desktop computer to print at a GoPrint station.
  3. Make a plan for how you will save and back up your academic work, including documents, presentations and other files. Computers crash. USB flash drives are easily lost. Consider using an NDSU-provided cloud storage service like Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive.
  4. Browse through our service catalog to discover more of the technology services and resources available on campus that can impact your NDSU experience!

New Student Technology Checklist

If you have questions, or want to get started using one of these services, contact the IT Help Desk:

Call (701)-231-8685
Report a problem online


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North Dakota State University
IT Help Desk Phone: +1 (701) 231-8685
Administrative Calls Only: +1 (701) 231-7961 / Fax: (701) 231-8541
Campus address: Quentin Burdick Building 206
Physical/delivery address: 1320 Albrecht Blvd, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 4510 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Information Technology Services

Last Updated: Monday, July 29, 2019 11:22:55 AM
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