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fall 2014 Freshman Transition Program To-Do List

Buying a New Computer?

If you are shopping for a computer, check the discounts highlighted online. Students are eligible for educational discounts through Towson University purchase agreements with Dell and Apple. 
Towson University and Dell have teamed up to offer students an opportunity to purchase a top-of-the-line laptop at an unbeatable price. Our in-program models offer comprehensive warranty coverage, on-site hardware support, loaner laptops, flexible financing and much more.
As you are shopping, keep in mind that the university’s expansive wireless network is the preferred choice for students who bring their computers to class, club meetings and group study sessions.

Meeting Your Computing Needs

At Towson, you’ll use your NetID to keep in touch with family, friends, classmates and faculty. Your NetID gives you access to your TU Webmail Powered by Google account, and allows you to publish personal Web pages and store files. You will also use your NetID to access important online services such as course registration and library databases.
It is essential that you activate your NetID and check your email on a regular basis. The university uses your NetID to communicate with you on all official matters.
Publicly available computers provide students with high-speed Internet access. Resident students with computers enjoy this service in their rooms at no additional charge. All students with wireless laptops or mobile devices can connect to TU’s wireless network throughout campus.

For detailed information, visit
TU Wireless. For all your computer and technical questions, visit Student Computing Services (SCS) at SCS developed TechOverture to introduce you to Towson’s computing systems and services.

TU Policy on Illegal File Sharing and Copyright Infringement

Towson University upholds copyright law and does not tolerate illegal file sharing or other forms of copyright infringement. Access to university computing resources is granted as a privilege, not a right, and all users must comply with the university’s Acceptable Use Policy.
Among other things, the policy requires users to respect and abide by copyright law. Any violation of the policy is considered a serious offense and may result in administrative, disciplinary and/or legal action. If you have peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing software on your PC, we advise you to remove it before you come to campus. P2P programs are often exploited to fill your computer with malware. Even worse, a slightly misconfigured program can cause the contents of your computer to be shared across the P2P network.
Additional file-sharing information regarding the law, the consequences for violators and legal sources for online media is available through the Office of Technology Services.






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