Top 5 Tech Tips for Students Living On-Campus

Getting Started with Technology in the Residence Halls

August 20, 2019 |

If you’re moving into your residence hall room for the first time or getting settled back in as a returning on-campus student, you’ll want to set up your tech as quickly and easily as possible. IT Solutions has you covered! Check out these top five tech tips to make sure you’re ready for fall semester. 

 

1. ResTech Services 

What is it? If you need assistance with your school computer, look no further. ResTech Services is the technology help center exclusively available for residence hall students. Get help with computer set-up, software installation, virus and malware removal, and more.  

Where can I find it? Lower level of Carkoski Commons (CC 0006) 

 

2. Residence Hall Wi-Fi 

What is it? Residence halls have their own Wi-Fi separate from the campus-wide network. When you’re in the residence halls, connect to Reslife-Secure. 

How do I access it? Choose the Reslife-Secure network, log in with your Star ID and StarID password, and make sure your devices are registered. 

 

3. Device Registration 

What is it? You must register your devices, such as laptops, tablets, gaming consoles, and TVs, in order to use the Reslife-Secure Wi-Fi network.  

How do I register my devices? You can complete the registration for each device online by yourself or contact ResTech Services for assistance or schedule an appointment

 

4. MavMAIL 

What is it? Your official University email is called MavMAIL and you should check it often. This is how you’ll communicate with professors and classmates. It's also where you’ll receive important messages about financial aid, classes, and campus events.  

Where do I find it? Access MavMAIL through Microsoft Outlook in Microsoft Office 365. You can download five free copies of Office 365 on your devices, which includes software like Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more - all for no additional charge. You can also get Office 365 apps on your mobile device, or access everything online through your web browser. 

How do I log in? Log in to Office 365 using YourStarID@go.minnstate.edu and your StarID password.


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