Information Technology

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Ursinus Bring Your Own Device

Computer Recommendations

Below is some info that may help with your computer purchasing decision.  There are also options to purchase from one of the vendors we’ve made arrangements with at the below link

Accessing Software Remotely

You can also run certain software applications remotely on campus in a windows environment through XenApp.

Accessing/Mapping the Ursinus shared drives, also referred to as the “S” drive.


Okta Login

After following the above link, enter the information requested to sign in on the webpage by entering your Ursinus username, and password, then click ‘Sign In’.  Logging into Okta gives access to the applications and web pages you may use often. 

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding any Technology or its use on campus, please call Tech Support at 610-409-3789 or email

You are also welcome to stop by Tech Support.  We are located on the main level of the Myrin Library.


Phasing out the laptop program

Ursinus has provided laptops to students since the fall of 2000. The “Laptop Initiative” is being phased out, but will continue to be available for the class 2020.  Future freshman classes will instead be encouraged to bring a computing platform that meets their own unique needs.

First-Year Student Checklist

For computers available for purchase through one of our vendors, please click here:

Computer Purchase Options 

For a list of software used and provided on campus, please click here:

Available Software  

Please note:

Microsoft Office* - full personal installation available free of charge via web install.  Instructions for installation of MS-Office.

 *Microsoft Office is provided free of charge as part of our campus agreement.  So, regardless of the computer you purchase, or where you purchase, you do not need to purchase this additional software resulting in significant cost savings.

Office 365 Information -

Office 365 provides access to a variety of Microsoft applications in addition to the standard Microsoft Office products.

Most of the Office 365 applications can be downloaded to your device or accessed online.

Available with your Ursinus login and password.