Technology Services and Resources for Students
Below you will find some of the most commonly used technology resources that are available to students at DePaul. For a printable guide to technology resources for DePaul students, download the Student Tech Guide.
Box is a cloud storage and collaboration platform. DePaul students have access to free unlimited cloud storage, allowing them to easily store, edit, and collaborate on documents from from anywhere. Find more information, including how to log in, here.
Campus Connect is your gateway to many web-based services at DePaul. This
is where you will register for classes, check your grades, view your
tuition account, request transcripts, refill your Demon Express account,
and much more. To log in, visit campusconnect.depaul.edu For more information about Campus Connect, including a directory of commonly used features and video tutorials, visit the Campus Connect training pages.
Most computer systems at DePaul use your Campus Connect Username and password. Students
receive their Campus Connection login information via e-mail from the
Office of Admissions, or in person at student orientation. If you
have forgotten your Campus Connect password, please use the Recover
Password link, which is located at the bottom of the Campus Connect
login page. Your password will be sent to your preferred e-mail
address. You can also obtain your password by by calling the Help Desk or visiting the nearest ID Card Office with a valid photo ID.
Your CTA U-Pass provides unlimited rides on the CTA bus and rail systems during an academic term. It also functions as a Ventra card, allowing you to add funds to be used during university breaks. All students meeting the requirements
are automatically enrolled in the program. If your eligibility changes
before the last day to drop courses, your U-Pass will be adjusted
U-Pass pick-up dates are held at the beginning of each quarter. Students must pick up CTA U-PASS cards in person, by presenting a valid DePaul ID Card.
Your Ventra U-Pass is valid for 5 years. It will be deactivated and
reactivated each quarter based on your enrollment. Do not discard your U-Pass, or you will be assessed a fee by the CTA for a replacement card.
Demon Express is a prepaid debit account that is linked to your DePaul ID Card. Demon Express can be used at DePaul
cafeterias, coffee shops, Barnes & Noble campus bookstores,
libraries, printers, copiers, the Campus Copy Center, residence hall
laundry rooms, and ID Card Services offices. You can add funds to this account by navigating to Campus Connection and selecting the Demon Express link. For more information, visit the Demon Express website and the Demon Express FAQs.
Desire 2 Learn (D2L) an electronic course management used by many professors at DePaul. D2L gives you online access to course documents, discussion boards, assmignment submission, an online gradebook, quizzes, and more. To
log in, visit d2l.depaul.edu and use your Campus Connection username and password. If you need
assistance using D2L, please contact the TSC Help Desk.
DePaul ID Card
Your DePaul ID Card serves as your official identification on campus. It can be used to make purchases using your Demon Express account or meal plan, and enables
access to various DePaul buildings, computer labs, printers, and
libraries. You should always have your ID Card on hand while on campus. New
students receive their ID Card at student orientation. Students can
also visit ID Services to obtain an ID card.
Need to upgrade your computer or software? DePaul's corporate partners provide deep discounts to DePaul students. Visit the Demon Discounts
website for free and discounted software, Apple & Windows computers, mobile technology, and other electronics
All students are provided a free DePaul e-mail account
on Microsoft's Office 365 for Education service. First-time users can activate their account at mail.depaul.edu/activate
by logging in using their Campus Connect username and password. You
will need to be currently enrolled in courses in order to create the
account. Your free student email account includes the following
- Outlook Web App interface provides Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and Tasks
Microsoft Office installations for student-owned computers, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access
is available at DePaul and on participating University Campuses, giving DePaul students wireless access when traveling to participating institutions. Eduroam
is the secure worldwide federated network access service developed for the international research and education community. If you have eduroam set up, you can use it as your standard DePaul wireless network instead of depaulsecure. Visit our wireless page
for setup instructions.
The Genius Squad
is DePaul's premiere support service for all current students. The
Genius Squad offers free technical service and support for desktops,
laptops, phones, tablets, and other personal electronic devices. The
desk is staffed by some of DePaul's most technically adept students,
many of whom are currently enrolled in our College of Computing and
Digital Media, so you can trust that they'll have the answers you need.
They can assist with wireless setup, virus and malware removal,
hardware repair, RAM upgrades, phone configuration for access to e-mail,
and a variety of other technical services.
is the university-wide smartphone application that you can use to
access your class schedule, find a professor’s contact information,
remind you when tuition is due, view campus maps, read university news
and browse a calendar of upcoming campus events. Download the app from the iTunes App Store, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
Lynda.com Technical Training
DePaul students can log in to lynda.com
for unlimited FREE access to a vast online library of instructional
videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills.
Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts,
lynda.com is a high-quality resource for those looking to develop skills in
Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Mac & Windows, SPSS,
databases, web design, social media, photography, audio & video,
design, animation, business, and a wide range of other topics.
Office 365 subscriptions are available free to all currently-enrolled
students. Students can install Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook,
OneNote, Publisher, and Access for the duration of their enrollment.
Additionally, students receive OneDrive storage.
system allows students to print from DePaul computer labs
use their DePaul ID card
to pay for prints and are entitled to a set
amount of free printing per quarter. Additional funds can be added to
Demon Express as needed.
You may also print to the Intelliprint system wirelessly, using the
iPrint from Anywhere
software. To print from your wirelessly from your
computer, simply install iPrint from Anywhere
on your computer, and you’re good to go.
Residence Hall Technology
Lincoln Park residence hall rooms are equipped with both high speed wired internet connections and wireless
internet access. We recommend that you use the wired network as your
primary internet connection in your residence hall room, as this network
is faster and more secure than wireless networks.
residence hall, with the exception of Sheffield Square, one computer
with our standard lab experience is available for student use.
All residents also have the capacity to print using their personal
computer to an Intelliprint printer located within each residence hall (including Sheffield Square).
For more information about technology offered in the residence halls, visit the Department of Housing Services.
The Help Desk is
your first point of contact for technical assistance. The Help Desk
provides free assistance for current DePaul students. We support all
DePaul wireless networks, telephones, e-mail accounts and software. We
troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software related issues with Mac
and PC operating systems. Students can also visit The Genius Squad for free walk-in technical support.
Wireless Network Access
Wireless network access
is available on all DePaul campuses. To log into the wireless network:
- Enable wireless on your device and navigate to the listing of avalable wireless networks.
- Select eduroam and click Connect.
- For your username, enter your CampusConnectUsername@depaul.edu (example: firstname.lastname@example.org) Note: This is not an actual email address. This specifies your identity (Username) and the organization you are part of (@depaul.edu).
- Enter your Campus Connect Password.
- If presented with a message about a certificate or verifying the server's identity, click Connect.
For more information about wireless access, visit our wireless page. If you experience diffuculty connecting, contact the Help Desk or visit the Genius Squad.