Technology To-Dos for New Students

Welcome to Marquette!

Prepare for your arrival on campus this fall with these nine 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 outlook.office.com. 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

4. Download and install Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams

5. Review technology accessories you might need

  • 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. Most webcams will work very well. If you need to buy a webcam, Logitech offers Teams compatible webcams.
  • Teams Compatible Headset: 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.
  • Network cable: While Marquette offers Wi-Fi, you may want to plug your computer directly into the campus network with a network cable to provide higher speeds. IT Services recommends buying a Cat6 Ethernet network cable that is 15 feet or longer. See below about a network adapter.
  • Network adapter: If you want to plug your laptop into the campus network with a network cable, your laptop might need a network adapter. (It's also called a network dongle.) Search online for your laptop model to find out if your laptop already has an Ethernet port to connect the network cable. If your laptop lacks an Ethernet port and you want to use a network cable, buy an Ethernet network adapter for your laptop.

6. Mark your calendar: Aug. 24 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. 24, 2020 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. 24, your D2L access to that new class takes up to 24 hours to process.

7. Protect your computer from malware

8. Sign up for emergency text message alerts

9. Download free Marquette mobile apps

Need technology help?

Please contact the IT Services Help Desk.