Ursinus Bring Your Own Device

Please contact Tech Support with any questions. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you.

Laptop Computer Recommendations

Below is some information that may help with your computer purchasing decision. There are also options at the link below to purchase a laptop from one of the vendors we’ve made arrangements with.

Accessing Software Remotely

Using Apporto you can run certain software in a virtual Windows environment without having to download any applications to your computer.

Accessing/Mapping the Ursinus shared drives, (the “S” drive).

Mapping a drive means that you want permanent access to a folder that is currently residing on another computer, server, or network storage device. Windows will assign a new drive letter to the folder and it can be accessed just like any other drive connected to your computer. Mac will add a link/icon for the drive.

Helpful Links

Connect.Ursinus.edu - your Okta Login

After following the above link, enter your Ursinus username and password to sign in to Okta, the college’s single sign-on system. Logging into Okta gives you access to the applications and web pages you use most.


First-Year Student Checklist

A list of helpful Library and IT information for first-year students.


Computer Purchase Options

Click here to learn about purchasing a computer through one of our selected vendors.


Available Software

Learn about the variety of software available and supported on campus.

Microsoft Office

Full personal installation of Microsoft Office is available free of charge to students, faculty, and staff via web install.

Instructions for Installation of MS-Office

*Microsoft Office is provided free of charge as part of our campus agreement. So, regardless of the computer you purchase (Windows or Mac) or where you purchase it, you do not need to purchase Microsoft Office.  Simply install it for free using the link above.

Office 365 Information 

Office 365 provides access to a variety of Microsoft applications in addition to the standard Microsoft Office suite.

Most of the Office 365 applications can be downloaded to your device or accessed online.

Available via your Ursinus username and password.