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Students Get Started

Recent arrival? These links will get you started with your Stanford online identity, individual connectivity, and basic computing resources.

Buy a computer or other device:

Request a SUNet ID account to get access to online resources:

Manage your SUNet ID settings (including directory preferences):

Connect to the network:

Software for your desktop computer, including free and site-licensed authentication, auto-update, and anti-virus utilities:

Email and calendar — select and configure your central, University-hosted options:

Mobile — sync and secure your device with Stanford‘s systems:

Website — easy self-install:

Additional get started information is available at Residential Computing’s getting started page.


Find more links to everyday technology tools, commonly used websites, and resources for online professional development on the Tools for Students page.

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