Resources for new students

A collection of knowledge base articles helpful to new students; there is also information available on our Resources for Students web page at:

Articles (14)

Information Technology Q&A for new students

An overview of IT information for incoming students

Campus computing device requirement

Information on the campus computing device requirement - effective as of the Fall 2020 semester, all students are required to have a computing device.

HuskyCard photo

Information on HuskyCard photos, including submitting photos and requesting a copy of your HuskyCard photo on file.

Getting your first HuskyCard

HuskyCard information, including getting your first card, taking care of it, and what to do if you need a replacement

Getting started with Google Workspace at Michigan Tech

How to access Google's Workspace Learning Center

Software Distribution Center ( for personal or off-domain computers

Download software that is licensed for use on personally-owned computers

Reserving a computer lab

How to locate and make reservations for reservable computer labs on campus

Connecting a device to MichiganTechOpen or Resnet

Wired and wireless devices in our residence halls are registered and connect through our ClearPass system. You can also register other devices on MichiganTechOpen wireless that are not in the residence halls.

Digital converter box recommendations

If your TV does not have a QAM tuner, you can purchase a digital conversion box for use with our digital cable system

Registering a device with ClearPass

Registering a device on MichiganTechOpen or Resnet with ClearPass

Cable TV channels available on campus

Find the cable tv channel list and where to find the cable connection in your residence hall room or other campus housing.

Adding HuskyPrint and Papercut to a Windows off-domain computer

Instructions on adding HuskyPrint drivers and Papercut to an off-domain or personal Windows computer using the Powershell script.

Using the Michigan Tech Account Center (

How to manage your account information, recover your password, and update your profile

What is Duo?

Michigan Tech uses Duo, a two-factor authentication service to verify your identity when you log into systems with access to sensitive information. Find out how to get started by learning about your options for registering devices and phone numbers to use the service.