Orientation for Information Technology Services
Essential technology info for newly arrived students
How to Get Help
Get Laptop Support
The Computer Resource Center (CRC) is the walk-in help desk for laptops and mobile devices, including WiFi and software (in this list of supported products). Details can be found on our page about the CRC.
Contact: 215-573-4778 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Suite 202 of Sansom West, 3650 Chestnut Street. The entrance is on Steve Murray’s Way (mid-block between 36th and 37th on Chestnut).
Walk-in hours: Monday – Friday, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Or by appointment: 9:00am – 1:30pm
PennKey, LawKey & Email
Once you have your PennKey and LawKey accounts created:
- Check if you missed any email notifications at the mailing list archives.
- Read the current Law School Announcements: On the Docket.
How to Connect your Laptop to Wireless Internet
- Connect to the network called AirPennNet-Help
- Open a web browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) and load any page (such as apple.com or google.com).
- Click the checkbox in the bottom left then click the green Start button and follow the on-screen instructions.
NOTE: Doesn’t work? Please see the next section for contacting the Computer Resource Center.
Printing, Copying, and Scanning
There are 7 multi-function locations and you already have “free” credit. Get more info.
- Tanenbaum T222 (Lab) – 4 Printers
- Reading Room (Periodicals)
- Tanenbaum 1st Floor (Clock)
- Tanenbaum 3rd Floor (Including new Color Printers!)
- Tanenbaum 5th Floor
- Gittis 1st Floor (Goat)
- Davis Student Union
Course materials are housed on the Canvas learning management system. We have detailed instructions on our Canvas page including how to login, set notification preferences and use the various tools.
If you received a merge notification email from Canvas, please read our info on merging accounts as you may not need to take any action with this email.
Microsoft Office, Symantec Endpoint Protection, and Other Software
Students currently enrolled at Penn can download and install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus free of charge. Students will be allowed to install Office on up to five systems or devices. Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote for both Mac and PC.
Please check out the My New Computer section on Campus Express (PennKey login required) for information on how to download and install this software. Be sure to follow the instructions on Campus Express carefully as you will need to use your email@example.com and your PennKey password to download ProPlus.
Symantec Endpoint Protection is also available free of charge to all current Penn students for their personal computers. Symantec checks hard drives, removable media, and email attachments for known computer viruses and removes any that it finds. It also monitor yours computer and notify you of any infection attempts. More information and a link to download is available on Penn’s Symantec page.
Please also review this list of the University’s recommended and support computing products.
Data Security, Privacy and Backing Up
Here are some important links to keep your computer and data secure:
Penn’s Info Security Office: Important information about protecting your data/privacy online.
Security Overview: Links to policies and resources on security/privacy at Penn.
Penn+Box: Backing up your important documents and files is vital. One option is to use Penn+Box. All students receive 50GB of space.
Symantec Endpoint Protection: Be sure you have antivirus software installed on your computer. Symantec is available for free of charge for Penn students.
You can reach ITS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-898-2679. (Live chat will also be available this fall)
During orientation/first week of classes, ITS will be available at the Goat to answer questions and help troubleshoot issues. We look forward to meeting you!
Find extensive information in the online Help Center.