What should I bring?
Saint Rose provides computer labs in various locations on campus for your use. If you decide to bring a computer to campus, we suggest you choose a computer that matches your comfort level and speak with the faculty in your major regarding running appropriate industry software/hardware.
We suggest you bring a flash drive to campus, although you will have access to cloud storage through your Saint Rose email account. We recommend you save to multiple devices, to ensure you don’t lose your work.
The College of Saint Rose works on an enterprise environment, which means that some consumer devices designed for home use (such as Chromecasts, Smart Light Bulbs, or the wireless features on some printers) don’t work well.
We provide on-campus students with wireless internet, which means you won’t need a router, MiFi, or other wireless access point – but if you prefer a wired internet connection, you’ll need to bring a 25’ Ethernet Cable to do so. Similarly, you’ll need a 25’ Coaxial TV Cable, if you want to bring a TV.
You can check out our Tech to Bring guide for more information on specific types of items that will or will not work with our network environment.
How do I access my accounts?
We strongly suggest you explore our Secure Site and log in to your email account before coming to campus. For more information on your accounts, check out our Accounts page, or peruse our Saint Rose Links section below.
To log in to your student email, Blackboard, lab computers, the wireless network, residence hall networks, and Mediasite, use your Saint Rose username and password.
Username: Last name + first initial of your first name + last three digits of your student ID number (smithj123)
Password: Your birthday in six digit format (MMDDYY)
Your full email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Need help? Contact the Help Desk at (518) 454-2190.
To log in to BannerWeb: BannerWeb allows students to view and update personal information, and perform administrative functions related to course registration, grades, transcripts, financial aid, payments and account status.
User ID: Your Saint Rose ID number (9-digit, listed on your student ID card)
PIN: Your birthday in six-digit format (MMDDYY)
Need help? Call the Student Solution Center at (518) 458-5464.
REMEMBER: You will NEVER be asked for your account password(s) by any College personnel. If this happens, check with ITS before providing any personal information.
How do I protect my accounts and devices?
The main reason e-mail accounts get compromised is that people use easy to guess passwords. In order to reduce SPAM, phishing, and other internet hazards, ITS requires that your network password meet certain requirements.
Anti-Virus and Security
IMPORTANT: Computers cannot complete the Saint Rose network registration process without installed anti-virus software!
We suggest using Windows Defender for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows RT. This program provides built-in protection against malware. Windows Defender is already included with your PC and is ready to go.
For Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Mac computers, you can download Microsoft Security Essentials or Avira for Mac from our Software page.
If you’re bringing a computer to campus, we do suggest you bring a laptop lock, to protect your device.
Be aware: ITS does not and cannot fix student computers or mobile devices. However, we will assist with anti-virus installation, wireless network access and network registration, and we can make computer repair shop recommendations. We recommend a maintenance warranty on any computer.