Get Started with IT at MIT

Incoming students: IS&T has a step-by-step computing guide to get you up and running before, during, and after your arrival at MIT.

Help with Hardware Purchases

Our laptop and desktop recommendations are based on the work you do and the portability you need.

Tech Tips for Travelers

Take a few steps to prepare your computer and smartphone for your travels abroad.

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Access a huge library of online training videos on hundreds of topics, free, at lynda.mit.edu. And learn about what on-campus and online training services IS&T offers.

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Headed to the Computing @ MIT event on Tuesday, September 4? Bring along your laptop or tablet and get it tagged for free.

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Find out about the free software and cloud-based services MIT offers and where you can get them.

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Changes are coming to what you’ll see when you connect to your next conference call via Webex.

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IS&T invites new and returning students to two events for IT help and to get free stuff!

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What you need to do to be digitally secure at MIT.