As you know, helping your son or daughter prepare for the new school year begins well before they arrive on campus. To make sure they start off on the right foot, we’ve compiled information you will need to know regarding getting started with technology.
Computer recommendations and discounts
Shopping for a new desktop computer or laptop? Take advantage of our student discounts and get recommendations on what to buy.
If your son or daughter already has a computer or laptop, compare it to our Minimum and Recommended Hardware Configurations to make sure it will fulfill their needs throughout their entire stay at MIT.
All about mobile phones and devices
- See what mobile devices MIT supports
- Take advantage of our mobile plan discounts
- Download MIT’s free killer mobile app - it includes an interactive campus map, events calendar, and shuttle schedule
Initial steps your son or daughter should take
From where they can find and download free software, to how they can protect their valuable technology, to suggestions on how to back-up their data, we’ve compiled a simple step-by-step “getting started with IT” guide for students.
Connecting to the network (MITnet)
Guests can register online to connect to MIT’s network.
You can also connect to the MIT GUEST wireless network. This network does not require authentication, is not encrypted, and is not intended to access internal resources. Learn more about connecting to the MIT GUEST wireless network.
Note: The MIT GUEST wireless network is not available in Fraternities, Sororities, or Independent Living Groups (FSILGs). If you're visiting an FSILG, your son or daughter can assist you with network connectivity.
On sharing passwords and certificates with your son or daughter
We do not encourage students to share their passwords (or any confidential information), and doing so is a violation of the MITnet Rules of Use.
To learn more, read this Knowledge Base article.
Getting help with technology
Information Services and Technology is available to help your son or daughter online, through email, by phone and in-person. Make sure they bookmark this page.