Preparing Your Computer Prior to Arriving on Campus
Read and follow the instructions below prior to your arrival on campus to prepare your computer for connection to the campus network:
Use Up-to-Date Anti-virus Software
Students are required to run anti-virus software on their PC and Macintosh computers on campus. Click here to find a variety of anti-virus products to choose from, which are free for personal or limited use. If you choose to use one of these products, you are responsible for ensuring you comply with their terms of service.
Install Windows Updates
- Go to http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate.
- Follow the instructions provided to install the Microsoft Update software if it is not already installed, check for updates and install all available critical updates for Windows.
Install Macintosh Updates
- From the Apple menu, click Software Update.
- Follow the instructions provided to check for updates and install all available critical updates for your Mac.
Network connections (both wired and wireless) are available in all residence hall rooms and provide connectivity to the Internet and network resources for student-owned computers, 24 hours-a-day.
See Requirements for Student Owned Computers Connecting to the CSB/SJU Network for more information on minimum requirements for connecting personal computers to the campus network.
A "Get Connected" guide with instructions for connecting to the campus network, Ethernet cables and Microsoft Office (Windows & Macintosh), for approximately $10, will be available on move-in day in August for students.