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ITServices Back to School Guide (PDF, 443 KB)
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1. Get a computer.
If you don't already have a computer, the Campus Computer Store offers great discounts for students on hardware and accessories. Financing options are available too! Shop online or visit the campus location in Dupuis Hall.
2. Activate your NetID and create a strong password.
Your NetID is your online identity at Queen's, and is assigned to you when you are offered admission to the University. It is used to access numerous services at Queen's, including:
You must activate your NetID before you can access services with it. Activating your NetID includes creating a strong password, which you should never share with anyone. You will never be asked for your NetID password by anyone in ITServices.
3. Set up a campus Internet connection.
4. Make your computer safe from viruses.
Install antivirus software on all computers and devices, and make sure your software and virus definitions are always up to date. If you are unsure of what software to use, the IT Support Centre can provide recommendations and advice.
5. Get help.
ITServices has negotiated exclusive discounts with some of our software vendors that we can pass on to members of the Queen's community. We can even provide some products, such as Microsoft Office, for free!
Here are a couple of ways to obtain ITServices supported software:
Every student at Queen's gets personal Wiki and QShare web spaces: