Let's do IT | Information Technology | University of Pittsburgh

Let's do IT

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Pitt Information Technology provides technology tools that make your life easier. New to Pitt? This checklist will help you hit the ground running.

Don't wait for classes to start to take advantage of the many resources provided by Pitt Information Technology.

Connect to PittNet Wi-Fi: Once you're on campus, connect to WIRELESS-PITTNET, WIRELESS-PITTNET FAST, or the PittNet wired network with your Pitt credentials for fast and secure service. 

Make multifactor authentication even easier: Download the Duo Mobile app for your smartphone. Watch the video below, or follow our online instructions (under "Step 2: Register a Device").   

Manage classes from your smartphone: Download the Pitt PS Mobile app from your favorite app store to check your schedule, add or drop classes, and view your grades.  

Get your game on: Have a gaming console or smart TV? Register it for the PittNet Gaming Network.  

Get free software: Download tons of free software at software.pitt.edu. You can even install Microsoft Office 2016 for free. Check our full list of available software before you buy at a store!

Protect your computer: Download Antivirus (Symantec Endpoint Protection) and Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes) free of charge at software.pitt.edu

Be ready to print: Don't worry about buying or bringing a printer. Install the Pitt Print client on your laptop or PC and you'll be ready to print to any of the Pitt Print Stations on campus. 

Check out discounted computers: Looking for a new computer? Before you buy, check out the special computer discounts available to Pitt students and review our recommended configurations.

Know where to go for help: Our 24/7 IT Help Desk is open 24 x 7, every day. Call 412-624-HELP (4357), submit a request, or chat online with a help specialist. You can also visit our Walk-In Support Desk at the University Store on Fifth or Litchfield Towers Lobby (hours vary).  

Set up your email: Read your email online at My Pitt (click the Pitt Email link), on your phone, or on your computer. You can also personalize your email address, and you keep your email after graduation.  

✔ Find our services: No matter where you are on campus, a Student Computing Lab, Computer Kiosk, or Pitt Print Station is never far away. View a map of our services... 

✔ Collaborate in the cloud: Box and OneDrive provide unlimited cloud storage so you can easily store, edit, and share your files.

Review our PittStart presentation: Looking for something you heard at PittStart? View our presentation to refresh your memory.

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