Information technology services at Cornell are offered through IT@Cornell.

Visit their site to learn about the Cornell email system, computing labs, tech policies, and tips for protecting your computer equipment, identity, and online privacy. In addition, their Student IT Resources site includes free tools to help you collaborate with other students, stay organized, and much more.

Need IT help? Contact the IT Service Desk.

Cornell NetIDs

To access many of the university's IT resources, you'll need your active Cornell Network ID (NetID) and password. (See the required forms and paperwork for accepted students.)

Your NetID is for your exclusive personal use and consists of your initials followed by one or more numbers (e.g. abc123). To protect your personal information and Cornell data, never share your NetID password with someone else.

With your NetID, you can

  • View your class schedule (until mid-June) through your Student Services log in
  • Access the Student Center to check your class schedule (starting mid-June), see your grades, access your bursar account, order your transcript, and update your addresses, including emergency contacts.
  • Access library services and the Canvas systems.
  • Sign in to Cornell G Suite, which is Cornell's email, calendar, and collaboration service for students. Your Cornell email account will be used for official university announcements.
  • Complete online evaluations, and more.

Do I need to bring a computer?

With the exception of students in the Robotics program, you are not required to bring a computer to campus. Although students generally find it more convenient to have their own computer, this is a personal choice that you should discuss with your parents or guardians. See the computer recommendations page if you are considering bringing a computer.

Computer labs

Summer College students have access to four general computer labs on campus, two of which are on North Campus near your living quarters.

The labs function on a first-come, first-served basis. They have a variety of software, Windows and Mac computers, and networked laser printers.

Visit the computer labs page for lab locations and hours. Please note that you will not have access to computer labs after Summer College's nightly check-in.

Some campus libraries offer laptops for short-term or extended loans. See the Mann Library and Olin and Uris Libraries websites for details.

How can I print on campus?

Net-Print is a fee-based service that lets you print to laser printers and plotters located in Cornell's computer labs, libraries, and elsewhere around campus, using a lab computer or personal computer connected to the Cornell network.

To use Net-Print, you must first create an account, to which you can add money with a credit or debit card. Net-Print deposits are nonrefundable.