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Set up your computer and get connected

Be Informed and Be Aware

Make sure you review the Acceptable Use Policy as well as general computing policies at Stanford.

Get connected

Network connections are available in every on-campus residence. To learn more and sign up, go to the Network Connections page. It's simple, quick, and automatic, and you can do it five minutes after you move in.

Know your RCC

Resident Computer Consultants are the first line of support for residential students. They are dedicated students who live in each residence and serve as residence staff by providing technical support and education. 



Get Free Software

Stanford provides software for Macintosh and Windows computers for students, faculty, and staff. Get anti-virus software to help keep your computer secure, email software to stay connected, and more. Visit Essential Stanford Software to download, but note that only anti-virus and anti-spyware are truly essential.