Getting Started with Technology at Mizzou
Congratulations and welcome to the University of Missouri! As a new student, you are bound to have questions about technology on campus. Let the Division of IT (DoIT) help you settle into life as a Mizzou student.
Your Username (PawPrint)
Your username (PawPrint) is the primary form of authentication to access most MU technology resources. Your PawPrint and password provide access to your grades, finances, and other personal information, so you should NEVER share your password.
Your University Email
All official university communications are sent to your university student email account. The address book is fully integrated with the university's Global Address List so you have easy access to all faculty, staff, and student email addresses. It is your responsibility to activate this address upon admission and check it often. You can access your email account from any web browser and other email programs, such as Microsoft Outlook.
Enrolled students can download and install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for free on up to five devices, including iOS, Android, and other mobile operating systems. Office ProPlus includes Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Lync, Access, and OneNote. Download any or all programs through your student email Settings.
Box Cloud Storage
As an enrolled student, you are entitled to a free Box account with 50 GB of storage. Box is a document storage and collaboration service that the Division of IT has approved for storing most types of information/data. It is an officially endorsed service that can be used as an alternative to Dropbox and other unapproved cloud-based services. Box is accessible through web browsers and mobile devices. You can synchronize your files with Windows and Mac operating systems and leverage various Box applications, like Box Sync, Box Outlook, Box for Office, and Box Edit. Set up a Box account at missouri.box.com.
The myZou web portal is a secure and personalized online resource for accessing your important and confidential university information. By accepting the terms of E-consent, you will be able to use myZou to access your academic and financial information, register for classes, change your personal information, and much more. Access myZou at myZou.missouri.edu and log in with your PawPrint (username) and password.
Get Trained on IT
IT Training teaches both online and hands-on training year-round. They provide a core group of classes on Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and web design. They also offer custom courses, webinars, YouTube videos, and hold special learning events.
Staying safe online should be a high priority as a student. Learn more about ways to secure your MU accounts, technology, and personal devices at Make IT Safe.
Tech Support is your single point of contact for technology help at MU. Our expert staff consists of trained Information Technology personnel and student technicians. There are a variety of ways to get help:
GoMizzou is the free mobile app that lets students, faculty, staff, and the general public stay up-to-date with what’s happening on campus. Get local news feeds, sports schedules, campus maps, event calendar, campus dining information, and more. Download the app from Google Play or the App Store.
Access University software applications from your personal computer on campus or at home. Software Anywhere is available at no charge, 24 hours a day. Available software includes Adobe Creative Suite, Mathematica, SAS, and more.
Printers are available throughout campus. Color printers and large format printers are available in select locations. Printing fees are based on page size and color and are charged against the student's Print Smart Allowance.
Print Smart is a print accounting software that manages printing use in the computer labs. Students use their non-refundable print allowance to print to MU network-connected printers. The cost of each print job is deducted from the print allowance. Undergraduates receive $17.50 per semester and graduate/professional students receive $25 per semester.
High-speed Ethernet service is available in most on-campus offices, classrooms, conference rooms, computing sites, residence halls, and some fraternities and sororities.
MizzouWireless provides wireless Internet service for the main MU campus, including residence halls. Configuration instructions are available online at help.missouri.edu or visit Tech Support in The Mizzou Store (at the Student Center, lower level).
Unauthorized wireless routers (Internet access points not installed, maintained, and managed by the Division of IT) are prohibited on campus. Wired routers are acceptable. When an unauthorized AP is identified, the owner will be asked to remove it from the network.
The Division of IT operates more than 40 computer labs across campus and in residence halls with Internet access, MS Office, graphics, and statistical software. These lab spaces are used for general use for and for scheduled MU classes. Lab computers require logging on with an active PawPrint (username) and password.
Students can check out a laptop for a two-hour period at no charge with a Mizzou TigerCard. Checkout locations include Ellis Library, Health Sciences Library, Memorial Union (front desk), Student Center, and Lafferre Hall (Technology Commons). The laptop may only be used in the building from which it was checked out.