First-Year Student Technology Checklist

The following checklist will assist first-year students as you prepare your personal computers for the DePauw environment.

Before coming to campus

In May, the Office of Admission emails all incoming students with information on how to establish your two technology accounts:


  1. Google Apps Account (email) – provides access to email, calendaring, and several other collaboration tools
  2. DePauw Account – provides access to e-Services, network drives, Moodle, and network printers


It is important for incoming students to remember your username and password for each of these accounts. When you change your password on one account, it will not automatically change your password on the other account.


It is also recommended that you purchase and download the required version of Microsoft Office before coming to campus. Learn more at Office 365 University.

When you arrive on-campus in August

DePauw ID OneCard

Image of checkbox Obtain your DePauw ID OneCard by taking a valid photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc.) to the IT HelpDesk located on the lower level of the Union Building. Learn about ID OneCard.
Image of checkbox Sync your ID OneCard to campus network printers.

Recommended software for students

Mac users

Image of checkbox Create network aliases and printers to access network resources, including printers.
Image of checkbox Install Symantec Antivirus to protect your computer from viruses.

Windows users

Image of checkbox Connect to network drives to access network resources.
Image of checkbox Install network printers to access public campus printers.
Image of checkbox Install Symantec Antivirus to protect your computer from viruses.



Additional software available to students

General information about the software available to students may be found on DePauw’s website at Software for 2013. Browse to the IT Downloads website for specific information on downloading recommended software.

Learn about printing and copying at DePauw

Need help?

Contact the IT HelpDesk at (765) 658-4294 or or stop by the lower level of the Union Building Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for assistance.

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