Hey Cougars,

It can be hard to know what tech you need for college. The Office of First-Year Experience has a How to BYU page to help you figure that out. Click HERE to learn more and keep reading for tech highlights.
Software You Should Get
BYU Recommendations
You should have access to word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications. Microsoft has great offers on these products for students, and Google includes these for free with their services. Click HERE to go to Google Drive.
Free From BYU
Get Microsoft Office 365 for FREE from BYU. This package includes Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneDrive, and more. For a step-by-step of how to download the program, click HERE
Hardware You Should Bring.
Generally, a computer with at least 4GB of RAM that can run Microsoft Office (or equivalent) is sufficient for college classes. However, some majors require specific hardware. You can search the web with the phrase "BYU Laptop Requirements" to find laptop requirements for some of BYU's most popular majors. Then, contact your college advisement center to make sure you don't miss anything.
Find a Computer
You can use computer labs on campus, rent a laptop, or buy one.  The Office of IT rents out PC and Mac laptops (first-come, first-serve). IT will have tents sent up in each housing area during housing check-in or you can go to 104 Ellsworth Building. If you want to buy a computer, the BYU Store is a great option. They offer tax-free purchasing and academic discounts. The BYU Store also has a computer repair shop that is an Apple Authorized Repair Center.
BYU Store Computers
Computer Rental Information
On Campus Services
Other tech services at BYU.

There are two WiFi networks you can connect to as a student. The first is the "BYU Secure" network with password "byuwireless". The new network that BYU has started using in select buildings is called Eduroam. To log on to this network you will use your BYU netID and password. However, put your username in the format:netid@byu.edu.
BYU Printing
There are open access printers all across campus that allow you to print directly from your laptop.  After you download the print driver, you can access any of these printers. Just swipe your ID card at the printer!

+ The ID Center is asking students to wait until after the "Stay Safe, Stay Home" directive is lifted to get your ID card.
+ When you go to get your ID you will need to bring a photo ID and know your BYU NetID. Also, come ready to get your picture taken. For more information on getting your ID card, click HERE.

+ Spring and Summer Classes have been moved online. For more information about spring and summer terms go HERE.
+ All newly admitted students for Spring, Summer, and Fall are invited to attend Fall New Student Orientation. Click HERE to register for NSO!
+ If you already registered for spring or summer NSO, your registration will automatically be transferred to the fall. If you have any questions please contact us using the information below.

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