Ursinus Bring Your Own Device
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.
Mapping a drive means that you want permanent access to a folder that is currently residing on another computer, server, or network storage device. Windows will assign a new drive letter to the folder and it can be accessed just like any other drive connected to your computer. Mac will add a link/icon for the drive.
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.
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.
For computers available for purchase through one of our vendors, please click here:
For a list of software used and provided on campus, please click here:
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 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.