Cyber Orientation 4 - Information Technology

Greetings Class of 2017. The information in this cyber orientation mailing was prepared for you by our Information Technology (IT) department about safe use of technology on campus, a subject I'm sure is near and dear to your hearts.

On behalf of everyone in Information Technology, Welcome to St. Lawrence!  We look forward to serving you from our IT HelpDesks in Madill Hall and Owen D. Young Library.

Please contact us with any technology related questions:

phone: 315.229.5770


in person: at our IT HelpDesk in Madill Hall and ODY Library during the hours listed on our website:

We highly recommend the following to help you with any technology you might bring to campus!

(the following information, and more, may be found on our Information for Students webpage:

 Things you can do from home:

Set your network/email password (

Access your St. Lawrence email through SLU WebMail (

Ensure that your computer has up to date virus and spam protection. If it doesn't, we recommend Microsoft's free Security Essentials for Windows, and provide McAfee Security free of charge for Mac (

Make sure your computer is set to automatically update your Windows or Mac operating system (

Bring your computer's recovery CDs, etc to campus.  If your computer should need repair, having these will speed the process

 Getting Connected once you arrive on campus:

Connect to SLU-WiFi (

Setup SLU Public Printing.  This allows you to print from your personal computer to any of the multi-function copy machines around campus (

Setup Network Drive access.  This allows access to personal and class file storage (

If you have other devices such as an Xbox, PS3 or other gaming system or a Kindle that require an internet connection, please connect to the SLU-Gamer wireless (

 We find that many students prefer to prepare their own computer to get connected to the University network -- as we have outlined above.  If you would prefer to have us help you get connected, or would like to have us verify that your devices are setup properly, we will be available to help during New Student Orientation in the Sullivan Student Center. 

 Student Mail Center

Once on campus you'll also want to know your Student Mail Center (SMC) mailbox combination to pick up any mail or packages you have shipped here:

Your combination can be found through the esaint portal (

Packages and mail can be retrieved from the Student Mail Center located on the ground floor of the Sullivan Student Center

For more info check out

 Computing safety is a major concern on campus.  We encourage you to review the videos and more detailed information found on our Tips for Safe Computing page:

 Please be aware of emails that you might receive that are asking for your St. Lawrence username and password. Those are spam/phishing messages and NEVER from Information Technology. If you receive one, please simply delete it. If you have a question about an email’s legitimacy, please contact the IT HelpDesk and we can check it out for you!  NEVER SEND PERSONAL INFORMATION OR PASSWORDS TO ANYONE VIA EMAIL.

 Enjoy the rest of your summer!  See you on campus soon.

Information Technology

Information Technology at St. Lawrence University will never request your personal information or password via email…SO DON’T GIVE IT OUT TO ANYONE!