IT Resources for Graduate Students

Requesting IT Help

Michigan Tech IT Information

Michigan Tech IT Web
Software Download
Michigan Tech IT Facebook
Michigan Tech IT Twitter
IT Status
Text UpdatesText itinfo to 555-888 (standard rates apply)

Lab Seats on Campus

Michigan Tech IT provides computers available for student use on campus in a variety of locations, from open labs to graduate labs.

The labs restricted for graduate student use are:

AOB G05College of Business Grad Students
Dow 211GMES Grad Students
Dow 853Civil and Environmental Grad Students
M&M 631AMSE Grad Students
MEEM 707Grad Students
Noblet G036SFRES Grad Students

A complete list of lab seats is available at

H: and M: Drive - What is it and how do I use it?

Your home directory (H: Drive) is a place to store files that you can access anywhere on or off campus. The M: Drive is a department- and program-specific share. More information is at

Remote Access

Need to connect to an MTU server from off-campus? Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) instructions are at

Printing on Campus

There are 23 printers across campus - 13 have color printing capabilities - and all have free scan-to-email capability available to all students, faculty and staff.

Black and white printing is free, with a nominal charge for color printing. More information on printing and necessary software downloads is at

Research Computing and Visualization

Michigan Technological University has several computing and visualization clusters and one-off work-stations, for research and teaching. For more information, please contact Gowtham, Director of Research Computing ( or visit

Anti-virus Software - Microsoft Security Essentials

Available to students, faculty, or staff through an agreement between Michigan Tech and Microsoft, Microsoft Security Essentials is free and readily available for download on Windows computers. If you currently have an alternative anti-virus solution installed such as McAfee, you will need to uninstall it prior to installing Security Essentials.

Download Microsoft Security Essentials for home users at:

Software Download Center

Michigan Tech faculty, staff, and students can download software that is licensed for use on their personally-owned computers, including Matlab, Microsoft Office, and more. Check it out at: