When you get your Princeton netID...
Step 1: Set up Princeton Gmail
All undergraduate students get a Princeton Google account with Gmail, Calendar and Drive apps. See Get Started with Gmail for Undergraduate Students for more information.
Step 2: Set up two-factor authentication (Duo)
Princeton uses Duo multi-factor authentication to protect IT resources. To install and learn about it, see Duo: Two-factor authentication - Get started.
Step 3: Get started with Google, Office 365, Zoom
Your University student account gives you access to Google Apps, Office 365 and Zoom applications. Get Started with Google, Microsoft 365 and Zoom for Undergraduate Students.
Know how to keep your information secure and private
Safe computing best practices
Safe computing best practices, provides tips to help you secure devices and data, log down your login, and more.
Protect Our Info
Security is everyone's responsibility. Learn how to Protect Our Info.
LastPass for password management
LastPass can help you manage your passwords. See LastPass Password Management Software.
Phish Bowl for phishing alerts and reporting
Get an email that seems a bit 'phishy?' Don't click! Check the Phish Bowl for phishing alerts and reporting.
When you get to campus...
Connect to the campus 'eduroam' network
Eduroam is the primary wireless network that gives you access to the Internet when you're out and about on campus. To use it, register your technology devices and Connect to the Princeton Wireless Network.
Make your technology at home in your residence
Some devices you connect to the wi-fi in your residence (i.e., smartTVs, gaming systems and streaming services) may need extra steps or support to connect. See Connect to Wireless Network: Residential for technology you can connect to the network and how to connect them.
Connect to Princeton printers
No doubt you'll be printing assignments and a paper or two. Check for the nearest computing cluster where printers are provided for student use. Campus Clusters: Getting Started.
Software you'll use
Canvas for courses
The courses you take at Princeton use Canvas for sharing course materials, assignments, and creating community. See Canvas @ Princeton.
Zoom for meeting online
Princeton students have access to Princeton's Zoom video conferencing service. For details see Zoom: Video conferencing - Get started.
Virtual desktops and labs
Princeton Virtual Desktops delivers the academic software you need anytime, anywhere, and on any device. See Web-based access to academic software.
GlobalProtect for off-campus access (VPN)
Use GlobalProtect VPN to securely connect to protected resources from off campus. See GlobalProtect VPN for remote access to protected resources.
Computers and software for research
Access statistical applications, design tools, and analysis and visualization software on HPC clusters from entry-level to large scale CPU/GPU clusters. See Get started with Research Computing clusters, software and services.
To learn about the software that is available to you at Princeton see OIT Store: Software and computer accessories.
Purchase a student computer
Princeton students can purchase a computer from Princeton's student computer program. See Student Computer Initiative (SCI) computer program: Get started for details, models and pricing.
Technology resources FAQ
To browse some of the frequently asked questions about technology at Princeton see Technology Resources FAQ for Undergraduate Students.