Technology To-Dos for New Students

Welcome to Marquette!

Prepare for your arrival on campus this fall with these 10 technology to-dos.

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1. Know your username, password and email address

  • Your eMarq email account is ready to use. Details were sent to your personal email address on record with Marquette Admissions.
  • Make sure you can sign in to your Marquette email account at If you cannot log in, contact the IT Services Help Desk at (414) 288-7799.

2. Set up password recovery

3. Check your computer specs

  • With the exception of engineering majors, students are not required to own computers.
  • If you plan to bring a computer to campus, there are minimum specs for your devices.
  • Not bringing a computer? Marquette offers computers for student use in several campus locations, including laptop checkout from the Raynor Memorial Libraries.

4. Download and install Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams

5. Confirm your computer has a webcam

  • When using Microsoft Teams at Marquette, a webcam allows you to share video. If you are bringing a laptop to campus, most newer models have a webcam already built in.
  • If you need to buy a webcam, Logitech's C920 HD Pro is a Teams compatible webcam.

6. Consider a headset for Teams

  • Headsets enhance audio quality, reduce background noise and are recommended for Microsoft Teams at Marquette.
  • Most headsets will work very well. But if you plan to buy a headset, a Microsoft Teams compatible headset will ensure the call controls on the headset will function properly.

7. Mark your calendar: Aug. 26 is D2L's "Opening Day" for Fall Sessions 1 and 2

  • The D2L learning management system is the digital home for course content and more.
  • Undergraduate students first gain access to D2L course sites on Aug. 26, 2020, the start of classes for Fall Sessions 1 and 2.
  • Note that some instructors may choose to open D2L course sites sooner.
  • If you add a fall 2020 class on or after Aug. 26, your D2L access to that new class takes up to 24 hours to process.

8. Protect your computer from malware

9. Sign up for emergency text message alerts

10. Download free Marquette mobile apps

Need technology help?

Please contact the IT Services Help Desk.