First-Year Student Technology Checklist

Information Services welcomes you to the DePauw community!

Not only will this Technology Checklist assist you as you complete the tasks listed in your portal on e-Services, but it also has links to information about campus technology as well as step-by-step instructions for getting your laptop ready for our computing environment. We recommend you complete this Tech Check before you come to campus. Our contact information is included below if you have any questions.

Before you come to campus

Learn about your two IT accounts. Your Google Apps Account will provide you with access to email, calendaring, and other collaboration tools. Your DePauw Account will provide you with access to network resources for class, DePauw’s learning management system (i.e., Moodle), network printers/copiers, and more.
Log in to your personal portal in e-Services at using your DePauw Account username and password to stay on top of things over summer.
Log in to your Google Apps Account email at to check out who has been emailing you from DePauw. Your email username and password are available on your portal in e-Services under Account Maintenance → View Google (Email) Account Info.
Reset the initial passwords DePauw assigned to your Google Apps Account and DePauw Account to something easier for you to remember. Please memorize your new passwords when you update them. (Note: The initial passwords listed in your e-Services portal will not update when you reset your passwords AND these initial passwords will eventually be removed from your portal.)
Upload your passport-style photo so you can pick up your DePauw ID card at your check-in location when you arrive on-campus. Learn how at DePauw ID Card: Uploading a photo.
Purchase a laptop. Learn more about DePauw’s recommendations at Student Laptops.
Install Microsoft Office 365 on your laptop. Learn more about Office 365 University. (Note: We encourage you to install this before coming to campus.)

Review Suggestions for what else to bring! for other items you may consider bringing with you as well as what you should leave at home.
Log in to Moodle (i.e., DePauw’s learning management system) at using your DePauw Account username and password in preparation for completing the Building a Healthy and Safe Community course that will be available on your portal in e-Services later in the summer.
Learn about the various options for printing and copying that are available to you on campus. Although bringing a printer may offer you a degree of convenience, we do provide several options for printing so you are not required to bring a printer with you.
Review the Current Student Technology Checklist. The items on this checklist need to be completed after you arrive on campus due to security protocols that have been put in place.


Need help with the Tech Check?

Please feel free to contact a member of our IT HelpDesk staff at (765) 658-4294 or with questions or concerns.

Stop by to meet us in August

Once you arrive on campus and settle in, stop by our office to meet us. Our office hours are Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. We are located on the lower level of the Memorial Student Union Building.
Updated: 4/8/2016

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