As a student in our Summer High School Programs, you’ll have access to a wide range of technology resources provided by University Information Services (UIS) and Lauinger Library to support your academic enrichment and living needs. To explore all services available, please visit the Technology Services for New Students page.
- NetID and NetID Password
Your NetID and NetID password are your keys to accessing many of the technology services you’ll need during your time at Georgetown. You’ll receive your NetID and one-time-use password in your personal email account or in your admissions account (for college credit courses). After receiving your credentials, you should change the one-time-use password to a randomly generated password as soon as possible. To change your password and to find more information about your NetID, visit the NetID & Passwords page. Be cautious and protect your password; do not use your password for social networking or any other websites.
You are required to enroll in Georgetown Duo, which provides an extra level of security for your Georgetown password and data by using two-factor authentication.
- GOCard (Student ID)
Students will need to set up their mobile GOCard four weeks before your arrival on campus. For more information about GOCard services, please visit the GOCard page.
- Email Accounts
As a Summer High School Programs student, you’ll receive a Georgetown University email address with mail forwarding. Your Georgetown email address is your NetID@georgetown.edu (e.g., Jack Hoya’s NetID is JH1789, their Georgetown Email Address would be JH1789@georgetown.edu). You can set up mail forwarding to have messages forwarded directly to any other email account you have (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.). We strongly advise you to set up the forwarding feature to remain aware of class updates, announcements, and assignments.
- Connecting to the Network
Most academic buildings, public spaces, and all residence halls have secure wireless called SaxaNet, so no need to purchase a router. Just use your NetID and password to log in. If you need a wired connection in your residence, please contact the University Information Services (UIS) Student Help Desk for assistance.
- Public Computer Labs and Printing Services
Public computer labs with printers are available in academic buildings and libraries across campus. Print stations located in residence halls are open 24 hours a day but are only accessible to hall residents. For more information about printing on campus visit the Student Printing page.
Canvas is a course management system that your instructors will be using for your course sites. Canvas can be used for: class discussions, course materials and assignments, continuing class in the event of a University closure, and communicating with your professor. You can access Canvas from a web browser or via the app (Android/iOS) for smartphones and tablets. To access Canvas, log in with your NetID and NetID password. If you have any trouble with Canvas, please reach out to tech support.
Please note: Students will receive access to Canvas closer to the start date of their course. Canvas invitations will be sent to the student’s Georgetown email address.
- Social Media