Information, Technology & Consulting

Incoming Students Computer Training

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During the spring and summer, you will receive your Dartmouth account, and information that describes New Student Orientation events and general information about technology at Dartmouth. Online information will also describe how to use our technology resources.

Upon your arrival in September, several public computing facilities will be open on a walk-in basis. These include the IT Walk-in Center (Help Desk), the Computer Store, and public computer terminals around campus.

During the New Student Orientation days "Technology Set-up" sessions will be held for all new students. (More specific information about the timing of these sessions will be included in the orientation information provided for you later in the summer.) In the "Technology Set-up" session, we will get your computer set up and configured for your academic work at Dartmouth, and the necessary core software installed. In addition you will find out about technology resources that are available to you as a member of the Dartmouth community, including: how to register for classes, how to use Blitz (our communication and collaboration system), how to use GreenPrint (Dartmouth's campus-wide printing system), how to protect your computer from being attacked, how to access the wireless network, how to obtain and use site-licensed software, how to get discounts on computer hardware and software, how to set up and connect your computer to the network, and where to get computing help when you need it.

Online training for some of the standard software applications available at Dartmouth can be found at the Dartmouth Lynda online training site.

Dartmouth's Information, Technology & Consulting group provides help year-round:

  • IT Walk-In Center (Help Desk) staff can answer your questions in person at 178J Berry (Baker Library),
  • IT Service Desk can provide support over the phone at 603/646-2999 or by email at [email protected].
  • The Computer Store sells hardware and software, often at educational discounts (lower level of McNutt Hall).
  • Our Apple-, HP-, Dell-, and Lenovo-certified technicians handle many types of hardware repairs.
Topic: 
Computer and Device Services
Subtopic: 
Desktops and Laptops
Last updated: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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incoming students

If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

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