Check IT: Once You're Here | Information Technology | University of Pittsburgh

Check IT: Once You're Here

Welcome students! Once you're here...

✓ Get walk-in technical support at the University Store on Fifth and Towers Lobby.

✓  Be sure to browse our huge list of free software for students. More than 160 titles are available including Microsoft Office, LoJack Laptop Security, and Symantec anti-virus. You can also download most software at no charge via the Software Download Service at My Pitt.
✓ Get connected. Connect to the high-speed, wired network in your residence hall room or use Wireless PittNet anywhere on campus (even in your room!). Newer mobile devices (those made within the last 18 months) can use Wireless-PittNet-Fast and take advantage of faster wireless speeds.


✓ Collaborate on group projects and back up your important files with Box ( Pitt gives you unlimited free cloud storage!


✓ Stop by one of our seven Student Computing Labs to work or collaborate. You can use our computers, bring your own tablet or laptop, recharge your phone's battery, or study with classmates in the collaborative areas.

✓ If you happen to forget your password, you can reset it online.

✓ Get to know My Pitt. Log in to read your email, print your class schedule, check your grades, register for classes, pay your tuition bill, and more. Student using laptop

✓ Install Skype for Business (Microsoft Lync). You can use it to start a video chat with your classmates or share your screen so you can work together on a class project.

✓ Know where to go for help. Our Technology Help Desk is open 24x7, every day. Call 412-624-HELP [4357], submit a request, or chat online with a help specialist via the links at the top of this page. You can also visit our walk-in support location at the University Store on Fifth.

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