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.

Office ProPlus

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


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 and log in with your PawPrint (username) and password. Need help setting up myZou?

Get Trained on IT

DoIT 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

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: