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 temporary password in your personal email account (for Institutes, Immersions, College Prep, and English Intensive College Prep), or in your admissions account (for college credit courses). After receiving your credentials, you should change the temporary password to one of your own choosing 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.
- GOCard (Student ID)
The GOCard is the official identification card at Georgetown University. You can use your GOCard to purchase books and school supplies, pay for laundry services, and gain access to academic buildings and residence halls. 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., firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 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 the University learning system that Georgetown uses for the Institutes, Immersions & College Prep Programs. You will be able to use Canvas during your program for assignments, readings and other materials. Please review the Canvas Student Resources for more information.
Instructors of credit courses may use either Canvas or Blackboard for their courses. Blackboard fulfills the same functions as Canvas. Please review the Blackboard Student Help Guide for more information. You'll need your NetID and password to log in to Canvas or Blackboard.
- Social Media