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Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) is Purdue’s central computing support organization. This website is for new and current Purdue students, in addition to their parents and families. It includes helpful information about IT services available to students.

CONNECT

SOCIAL MEDIA

Get regular updates on Purdue IT news by following PurdueIT on Facebook and Twitter.

CAREER ACCOUNT

A Purdue career account is the user name and password that grants you access to most online services — email, myPurdue Web portal, ITaP instructional labs, online storage space, course resources, and more.

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EMAIL

Students receive a purdue.edu email account accessible on a smartphone or tablet, or by forwarding messages to another email account like Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo.

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WIRELESS

Study all over campus using Purdue Air Link (PAL), Wi-Fi service for Purdue students. Access PAL in residence halls and in most academic buildings.

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HARDWARE

CHOOSE A COMPUTER

Get discounts on personal computers from Apple and Dell through ITaP Shopping. It's easiest to stick with the system you know and Purdue supports either.

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FIND A COMPUTER LAB

Use any of approximately 40 instructional computing labs with 1,500 desktop computers — PC and Mac. Find ITaP lab locations and hours online.

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STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The Assistive Technology Center, located in Stewart Center, Room 111, offers adaptive technologies for students facing challenges such as impaired vision, learning disabilities or limited mobility.

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SECURITY

SECURITY SOFTWARE

Purdue offers students complimentary virus protection software to download for Windows, Mac and other computers.

PASSWORDS

Most students need to change their password at least once per year. Students can set up challenge questions that allow them to reset their password if they forget it.

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EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS

Students can sign up to receive text alerts in the event of a campus emergency.

REPORT SUSPICIOUS EMAIL

Purdue never uses email to ask for your Purdue career account user name and password. If you receive such a request, or other suspicious email, report it to abuse@purdue.edu.

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SOFTWARE

SOFTWARE REMOTE

With Software Remote students can access more than 200 software applications from wherever they are and on many computing devices, including smartphones and tablets.

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SOFTWARE LOANS

Purdue has partnered with vendors that allow students to borrow software such as SPSS and SAS. Software distribution is located in Stewart Center, Room G31.

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PURCHASE SOFTWARE

ITaP Shopping offers students discounted pricing on software from vendors like Adobe and Microsoft.

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LEARN TO USE SOFTWARE

Learn to use a variety of software through ITaP Student Training. Skilled students offer training or consultations to individuals or student organizations.

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STORAGE

ONLINE STORAGE

Store, access, sync and share your files from multiple devices and locations using BoilerBackpack. Purdue students who sign up get 100 gigabytes of storage space.

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PRINT

Print documents on printers in campus computer labs, libraries and residence halls from a lab computer or personal devices. Print jobs can be sent to any ITaP lab, library or residence hall printer, even to a printer in the Purdue Memorial Union.

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SUPPORT

IN PERSON

ITaP's help desk can provide support at the HSSE Library on the main floor of Stewart Center.

BY PHONE

765-494-4000

BY EMAIL

itap@purdue.edu

SEARCH FOR ANSWERS

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