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New Student Technology Checklist

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.
  5. Create your custom information packet regarding technology services that will help you succeed at NDSU.

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!

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



Custom Information Packet Materials

Pick and choose from the handouts below to create your own information packet. Each contains unique information about technology services available to help you succeed at NDSU. 

Get free literacy software for Windows or Mac
Get free Office for Windows or Mac
Find computer labs and outdoor wireless locations on campus
Learn about free technology workshops and media studios

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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: Friday, June 24, 2016 12:36:35 PM