New Student IT Guide


Shopping for a new laptop, or bringing your own?

Your laptop should meet the minimum specifications.
Check out computer vendors that provide educational discounts (Apple, DELL

Get Started: Before your First Day of Class

* It is not recommended that you connect to other wireless networks such as Guest-Northwestern (instructions intended for visitors), Device-Northwestern (for administrative use only), or EDURoam (MacOS, Windows, IOS (iPhone/iPad), and Android instructions for traveling to affiliated educational institutions).

Get Ahead: Additional Resources

BOX: cloud-based storage available to NU students.
Google Drive: cloud-based storage available to NU students.
Office 365 Email FAQ: Frequently asked questions about your new Office 365 email account.