As a Summer Sessions student, you’ll have access to a wide range of technology resources provided by University Information Services (UIS) and Lauinger Library to support your student experience. To explore all services available, please visit the Technology Services for New Students page.
- NetID and NetID Password
Your NetID and NetID password are your keys to accessing many of the technology services you’ll need during your time at Georgetown. You’ll receive your NetID and temporary password in your admissions account. After receiving your credentials, you should change the temporary password to one of your own choosing as soon as possible. To change your password and to find more information about your NetID, visit the NetID & Passwords page. Be cautious and protect your password; do not use your password for social networking or any other websites.
You must also enroll in Georgetown Duo, which provides an extra level of security for your Georgetown password and data by using two-factor authentication.
- GOCard (Student ID)
The GOCard is the official identification card at Georgetown University. You can use your GOCard to purchase books and school supplies, pay for laundry services, and gain access to academic buildings and residence halls. For more information about GOCard services, please visit the GOCard page.
- Email Accounts
As a Summer student, you’ll receive a Georgetown University email address with mail forwarding. Your Georgetown email address is your NetID@georgetown.edu (e.g., email@example.com). You can set up mail forwarding to have messages forwarded directly to any other email account you have (Gmail, Yahoo, etc). We strongly advise you to set up the forwarding feature to remain aware of class updates, announcements, and assignments.
- Connecting to the Network
Most academic buildings, public spaces, and all residence halls have secure wireless called SaxaNet, so no need to purchase a router. Just use your NetID and password to log in. If you need a wired connection in your residence, please contact the UIS Student Help Desk for assistance.
- Public Computer Labs and Printing Services
Public computer labs with printers are available in academic buildings and libraries across campus. Print stations located in residence halls are open 24 hours a day but are only accessible to hall residents. For more information about printing on campus visit the Student Printing page.
- Teaching and Learning Technologies
Canvas is a course management system that your instructors will be using for your course sites. Canvas can be used for: class discussions, course materials and assignments, continuing class in the event of a University closure, and communicating with your professor. You can access Canvas from a web browser or via the app (Android/iOS) for smartphones and tablets. To access Canvas, log in with your NetID and NetID password. If you have any trouble with Canvas please reach out to tech support.
For information about teaching and learning technologies at Georgetown visit the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship website Teaching and Learning Technologies: Tools and services at Georgetown and visit the University Information Services website Teaching Tools.
- Social Media