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Learn how to print on campus, install free Microsoft Office programs, connect to campus Wi-Fi, use the BYU Mobile App, and more!

At the heart of each of these services is BYU IT. From 24/7 tech support, to help downloading programs, BYU IT is the ultimate resource. For more information regarding IT student services, check out https://go.byu.edu/student .

Hardware
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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.

Contact your Advisement Center
Find a Computer
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You can use computer labs on campus, rent a laptop , or buy one. If you plan on going on a mission soon, it may be a good idea to wait on purchasing a new laptop because technology upgrades so quickly. The Office of IT rents out PC and Mac laptops on a first-come, first-serve basis, and will have tents sent up in each housing area during housing check-in. Students can also go to 104 Ellsworth Building ( 36 West 2230 North, Provo ) to rent a computer. If you want to buy a computer, the BYU Store is a great option as it offers tax-free purchasing and academic discounts. The BYU Store also has a computer repair shop that is an Apple Authorized Repair Center.

Go to BYU Store
BYU Wi-Fi
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There are two Wi-Fi networks you can connect to as a student. The first is the "BYU Secure" network which requires you to sign in with your netID and the password byuwireless. An additional network used 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.

On-campus housing areas provide BYU network jacks in each apartment. Students are then welcome to bring their own compatible wireless access.

Connect to BYU Wi-Fi
Free Microsoft Office
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Get Microsoft Office 365 for FREE at http://office.byu.edu . This package includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, and more. For a step-by-step of how to download the program, check out the link below.

How To Install Office 365
BYU + Box
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BYU gives you unlimited storage in Box for as long as you are a student. With this program you can edit Microsoft Office or Google Drive files on any device. Simply click the link below and sign in with your BYU netID (format: netid@byu.edu) and password.

Get Box Storage
BYU App
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The BYU app allows you to access useful information on the go. You can get a digital copy of your ID card, map your classes, look up your on-campus job work hours, send YMessages, and so much more. You'll want this on your mobile device to stay in touch with the university.

Android Download
iOS Download
Printing
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Located all over campus are open access printers that you can print to directly from your laptop. After you download the print driver, it's easy to send your print job to any of these printers. Just swipe your ID card at the printer and you will see your net ID and anything you have sent to print. There are also several copy centers you can use for special printing projects (posters, flyers, binding, etc.).

How to Print
Download the Print Driver
BYU Email Account
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All university students will be provided a secure email account that should be used for all BYU communication. This will help prevent university communications from getting lost in personal inboxes." Login with your  NetID@byu.edu  at outlook.office.com."

How to Login
Learn to Use New Software
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The BYU Library offers FREE training for students on all kinds of software. These training courses are generally 1-2 hours/day for one to two weeks. Topics include Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, DSLR basics, and Basic Studio.

Register for a Software Class