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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.

Campus Connect

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. 

Computer Labs

Computers labs are located on all DePaul campuses.  Students may use this  free service with a valid DePaul ID Card.

CTA U-Pass

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 accordingly. 

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.

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.

Demon Express

Demon Express is a prepaid debit account that is linked to your DePaul ID CardDemon 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.

D2L

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 review our tutorial videos or contact the TSC Help Desk.

Discounts

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 and hardware.

E-Mail

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 benefits:
  • 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

Eduroam

Eduroam 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.

Genius Squad

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.

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.

iDePaul

iDePaul 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. 

Office 365

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.

Printing

The Intelliprint system allows students to print from DePaul computer labs.  Students 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.

In each 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.

Security

For tips on how to keep your computer safe from viruses, malware, and other malicious attacks, please visit our security page and download our list of Top 10 Computer Security Tips.   If you have a question or concern about computer security, email security@depaul.edu

Student Employees

Students who have on-campus employment are eligible for many of the technology resources available to DePaul staff.  Visit the Getting Started for Staff page for more information.

Student Jobs in Technology

Information Services is (usually) hiring! To see current open positions and apply, visit Student Employment.  When filtering your search by department, look for Information Services.

Technical Support

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:
  1. Enable wireless on your device and navigate to the listing of avalable wireless networks.
  2. Select eduroam and click Connect.
  3. For your username, enter your CampusConnectUsername@depaul.edu (example: jsmith@deapul.edu) Note: This is not an actual email address.  This specifies your identity (Username) and the organization you are part of (@depaul.edu). 
  4. Enter your Campus Connect Password.
  5. 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.