Check Out The Freebies First!
HaveUHeard that Microsoft Office 365 is free for all enrolled USF students? And it’s free for up to five devices. That is a huge cost saving for a college student. Click here for information about downloading this great technology. Office 365 is a cloud-based suite of tools from Microsoft. With it, you also have Microsoft OneDrive which provides cloud storage and sharing files. It can also be accessed from your mobile device. Other information on Class Prep technology can be found here.
While the computer of choice for many students is trending toward Macbooks, before you head out to get a computer for your student, some of the colleges have specific requirements that differ from general recommendations. Click here for the individual college and degree program hardware and software requirements as you may find that a Dell, Microsoft Surface Pro or HP may better serve your student’s needs. Microsoft Surface has a great price, any hp is great. If you want to make a little more of an investment, the Apple Macbook Air and Apple Macbook Pro are highly recommended. A lot of students also bring tablets/ Ipads to class and are great for note-taking.
There are many places on campus to print items for free. Students get an allotment of $2.50 per day of printing. After that amount, charges can be made using Bulls Buck$. Free printing locations are listed here. Students can also print from their devices directly and even from mobile devices. For all instructions and information, click here. Need a large print order done or a poster made for a project? The USF Print Shop can help make everything professional and beautiful.
Your NetID account is also run through the Information Technology office. To create an account, you must be a student. You can learn more about your NetID and its password here.
Your USF Card is your official identification as a student. This multi-function card is used for many different things on campus. You must download and print out a form to take to the Card Center in order to get one.
The Information Technology department of USF is there for any tech needs. You can purchase items through the USF Computer Store, have servicing done through the Service Center in the Library, and have any other IT services done with a request made to the IT Department.