Gone are the days when the only things you needed to bring with you to college were pens and notebooks. Now you get to wrestle with questions about computers and networks. We hope this makes things a little easier for you.
Bringing a Computer to Campus
Plug into the Network
On-campus students receive free technical support for connecting computers to the campus network.
If you live in a residence hall or apartment, you can plug right into Marquette's fast campus network for Internet access. (If you're bringing a computer, be sure to pack all the system discs that came with your computer — you may need them to get your computer ready for the network.)
You can access the university's wireless network in many places throughout campus.
Keep Your Computer Running Safe and Sound
When you arrive on campus, you can protect your computer from viruses by downloading Microsoft Forefront anti-virus software for Windows or McAfee Virex for Macintosh. Once registered, you can download the free software.
Through eMarq, Marquette's e-mail system, you will have an e-mail account with a 1 GB limit. Your e-mail address will follow the format of email@example.com
We'll use the spelling of your first and last names as you provided on your application. If you have a common name, like John Smith, we'll include your middle initial in the address (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Use CheckMarq, Marquette’s student information system to review financial aid information, browse class schedules, view course catalog, register for classes, check grades and grade history, order books online, search student directory and view bursar account and financial aid information. Use the Guest Access feature in CheckMarq to share your username/password with parents, guardians, spouses, etc., to give them the ability to monitor financial aid and grades, as well as tuition balances and payments.
D2L is a Web-based tool that facilitates and supports online education. You can take advantage of its interactive communication with students and faculty, secure submission of assignments to professors, and online quizzes and exams.
PrintWise, Marquette's on-campus printing system, comes with a $21 allocation on your MarquetteCard for the academic year. That's enough for 300 black-and-white prints at .07 per page or 420 double-sided prints at .05 per page. Color printing is available at 50 cents per page or 40 cents for double-sided prints.
Where the Computers Are
Marquette has literally hundreds of computers — Windows PCs and Macs — all over campus for student use (click here to learn more). With the exception of engineering freshmen, you're not required to own a computer. But it's pretty handy to have one around. If you're interested in buying new, check out the minimum recommendations.
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