Student Technology Support

Student Technology Support

New for Fall semester 2014

  • Microsoft Office is now available to students free of charge for personal use on up to five devices. Check the Purchasing Info page for installation instructions as well as other discounts available to you.
  • We have completed a major project to identify and resolve wireless coverage issues, adding over one hundred new access points throughout residence halls and apartments.
  • Game consoles are now compatible with the wireless network and no longer require a wired connection.
  • We now only offer wired connectivity in residence halls and apartments upon demand, so you should plan to connect wirelessly. If your computer does not have a wireless network adapter, we recommend that you purchase one prior to arriving on campus. Any students requiring wired connectivity may submit a “Wired Network Connection Request” through the Office of Residence Life, at a cost of $50.00 per activation.
  • Pre-registration from home prior to arriving on campus is no longer available. After arriving on campus, simply connect to the bloomu-open wireless network to initiate the registration process for internet access.
  • The new registration system supports a wide variety of Windows anti-virus programs. If you are running Windows 8 and do not have any anti-virus software installed, we recommend activating Windows Defender. Information on this process is available on the Residential Computing page.
  • Another Residential Computing Helpdesk has opened in the basement level of Ben Franklin Hall, Room 15.

Online Piracy Notification

It is illegal to host or distribute copyrighted materials without permission.

  • This includes images, software, MP3 music files, video files, etc.
  • Copyright information and procedures are on the copyright support page.

Student HuskyID Account Credentials

Student Email Account

Student Network Storage Drives

  • Network storage is available for students. View specific drive information, including best practices tips and how to access drives via the web.

Student Web Page Support

Student Printing at BU

Wireless Internet Access

  • Bloomsburg University supports a state of the art 802.11A/G/N wireless network throughout academic buildings as well as residence halls and apartments.
  • The wireless network will allow anyone with a wireless (WiFi) equipped laptop or device and a university account access to all network services, including the internet, without plugging into a network jack.
  • Specific locations, requirements, and instructions for logging into the wireless network can be found on the wireless support page.

Network Resources

Computing at BU

Residential Student Support

Software Support

  • Lynda.com Tutorials - Students and employees have access to tutorials designed to improve skills in the use of common and specialized software. Check our Lynda page for details and logon information.

Video Resources

Work for Technology Support Services