Incoming students: IT @ MIT starter kit
August 20, 2019
Phil Johnson
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Meet IS&T during our orientation events and get a swag bag! Image: Phil Johnson

Are you an incoming MIT undergraduate or graduate student? Here are some helpful resources to get you started with Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) at the Institute.

The article Getting Started with IT @ MIT outlines which hardware is ideal to have at MIT and which operating system to use on both computers and mobile devices. There are also some helpful resources listed, like IS&T's website and the Knowledge Base (KB).

Creating an MIT online identity helps you to set up essential accounts to get access to MIT sites and resources.

At MIT, security is very important, as the Institute is often a target for hackers and scammers. The article Protecting your devices and data shows you how to keep yourself safe.

As an MIT student, you have access to many well-known software packages and cloud-based services, courtesy of MIT at no additional charge to you. Get software and cloud services! tells you about some of the more popular ones available to you.

New students can make sure their digital life is in order before they even get to MIT by taking our onboarding tutorial to learn more about computing at the Institute.

To learn even more about IS&T’s software and services, visit us at the following orientation events. We hope to see you there!

Finally, be sure to enter IS&T’s Back-to-School raffle for a chance to win one of several great prizes. Good luck!