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For Returning Students

This page is about the technology environment for returning students of Shepherd.

Connecting and registering your devices for use on-campus:

Registering devices in Residence HallsHow to connect and register your game consoles, SmartTVs, Rokus and similar devices for use in your residence hall room.

Wi-Fi set-up instructions for studentsInstructions for students to set up your laptop and smart devices on the wireless network

Computers used in Residence HallsDesktop computers and laptops connected using an Ethernet connection in Residence Hall rooms must be registered also. Please connect your computer to a network wall jack using an Ethernet cable. After you connect the Ethernet cable between your computer’s Ethernet card and the wall jack, go into a browser. Try surfing to any web site and our Registration page should come up. Select the top option for those with a Shepherd account, then enter your Shepherd username and password like you use for Sakai. (NOTE: It is not your full email address and email password.) Run the Bradford Dissolvable agent if using Internet Explorer, or do a Save and then Run if using another browser. Once it completes successfully, you should be able to connect to the Internet.

If you have any questions, please contact the IT Services Desk. Their contact information and hours are at the bottom of the IT Services main web page at

Below is more information to assist you with Shepherd’s technology environment

Acceptable Use PolicyWhat your computer account is for and what rules govern it.

Brochure for students returning to ShepherdBrochure about the technology environment for students returning to Shepherd

Computer accountInformation pertaining to your computer account and password to access campus computers and technology resources

Computer labs on campusWhere are the computer labs on-campus, what resources are available in them, and when are they open?

E-mail systemThe email system for students and how to use it

Requirements for computersLook here for computer requirements and information

Requirements for an anti-virus program on your computerDo I need an anti-virus program on my computer and if so, what can I use?