Computing Services and Systems Development provides technology tools to make your life at Pitt easier. New to Pitt? Use this checklist before you arrive to hit the ground running.
Before You Arrive
✔ Activate your computing account at
My Pitt if you haven't already done so. VIDEO
✔ Thinking about bringing a new computer to campus? Check out
special computer discounts available to Pitt students.
Download free software or pick it up on campus. Check our list of available software before you buy any software at a store! VIDEO
Install the Pitt printing client at My Pitt. Once you do, your computer can send print jobs from anywhere (your room, the corner coffee shop, the Cathedral of Learning) to convenient print stations located all across campus. VIDEO
Download Computrace LoJack from My Pitt and install it on your laptop. It can track and help recover your laptop if it is ever lost or stolen.
✔ Know where to go for help. Our Technology Help Desk is open 24 x 7, every day. Call 412-62
4-HELP , submit a request, or chat online with a help specialist.
✔ Make some new friends---us!
Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (@pittcssd). We'll share all kinds of great tips and tricks with you.
✔ Know where to
find our services. No matter where you go on campus, a computing lab, kiosk, or print station is never far away.
✔ Review our
PittStart presentation for new students.
✔ Know what items will be helpful to bring to your residence hall room.