Resources for Current and Prospective Students

Current Students

Popular Services and Resources for Students

Below you will find some of the most commonly used technology resources that are available to students at Illinois Tech. You can also download the Introduction to Campus Technology presentation from SOAR (Orientation).


Blackboard is an electronic course-management system that enables interaction between students and faculty. Blackboard incorporates document sharing, discussion boards, email, an online grade book, assignment drop boxes, chat rooms, small group areas, online quizzes, and more. To log in, use the link at the top of myIIT.

Computer Discounts

The Office of Technology Services works with the academic programs to establish recommended computer specifications for Illinois Tech's students. These specifications are minimum requirements. We recommend you check with your academic program on any specific requirements needed,

Illinois Tech students receive special pricing from Dell and Apple.

These sites are for members of the Illinois Tech community only and may only be accessed through the university domain.

Computer Labs

Computers labs are located throughout Mies Campus.


All students are provided a free Illinois Tech email account. Accounts can be accessed via myIIT or directly via Your email address is

Your free student email account includes a web interface for mail, contacts, calendar, and the other Google Workspace applications, including Google Drive.


MyIIT is your gateway to many web-based services at Illinois Tech. This is where you will register for classes, check your grades, view your tuition account, request transcripts, refill your printing account, and much more. For more information about myIIT, click here.

Most computer systems at Illinois Tech use your myIIT username and password. Students receive their myIIT login information via email from the Office of Admissions or in person at student orientation. If you have forgotten your myIIT password, please use the Forget Password link, which is located immediately below the login button. Once you answer your secret questions, your password will be reset. You can also reset your password by calling or visiting the Support Desk, which is located on the upper level of the Galvin Library.


The PaperCut system allows Illinois Tech students to print from computers in university computer labs as well as from personal devices. All students receive a set amount of free printing credits each semester. When you have exhausted your allotted printing credit, you can add funds for printing via TechCash. To add funds to you TechCash account, please visit Members of the Illinois Tech community can send a print job from their personal device (PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone) to any printer.

Residence Hall Technology

The State Street Village residence hall rooms are equipped with both high speed (100Mbps full-duplex) wired internet connections and wireless internet access. Instructions to connect are here.

The McCormick Student Village residence hall rooms are equipped with both wired internet connections (10Mbps half-duplex) and wireless internet access.Instructions to connect are here.

Carman Hall and Gunsaulus Hall residence hall rooms are equipped with wireless internet access only.

For more information about technology offered in the residence halls, visit the Department of Residence and Greek Life.

Support Desk

The Support Desk is your resource for technical assistance. The Support Desk provides free assistance via phone, email, and Web for current Illinois Tech students. Students can also visit the Support Desk at the Galvin Library for free walk-in technical support. The Support Desk staff will work with all Illinois Tech wireless networks, telephones, email accounts and software, and can troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software related issues with Mac and PC operating systems.

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless network access is available on all Illinois Tech campuses. There are wireless access points installed in all university buildings, and wireless is accessible from all university classrooms and labs. Illinois Tech students can connect to the wireless network with any wireless device using their myIIT username and password. Just follow the setup instructions. If you experience difficulty connecting, please contact the Support Desk for assistance.

Prospective Students

Illinois Tech strives to provide the latest technology to its students. All university campuses feature the following:

  • High-speed Internet
  • Wireless network
  • Technology-equipped classrooms
  • State-of-the-art computer labs
  • Virtual computer lab (VCL)
  • Remote and mobile printing to computer labs
  • Access to HAWKi, Illinois Tech's free mobile app, that will give you anytime, anywhere access to information that is critical to your student experience at Illinois Tech
  • Access to the portal, with class schedules, university events and news, campus maps, athletic information, and more
  • Online registration capability
  • Google Workspace, which includes among other apps, an Illinois Tech-branded Gmail account, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Plus(+), Google Calendar, Google Chat, and Google Docs.
  • Advanced online-learning technology with lecture capture
  • Discounted software

If you attended a SOAR (orientation event), a copy of the most recent presentation can be found below.

For more information about all that Illinois Tech has to offer, please contact the Enrollment Office.

MyIIT (Portal)

Shortly after you apply, you will receive an e-mail containing your myIIT login information.  Once you receive this email, please login to myIIT with your username and temporary password.  The system will prompt you to change your password and select a security question.

PIN (Registration)

Your PIN, which is available on the Welcome tab of your myIIT web page, is used only for registration purposes.  The PIN is not issued by OTS but by your advisor.  Undergraduates may have to see their advisor each semester to receive a PIN for registration.  Graduate students may only need to see an advisor once.

Student Email

Most students will all have an email address that ends in; Institute of Design students will all have an email address that ends in; Chicago-Kent College of Law students will all have an email address that ends in

Staff's and faculty's email addresses will usually end in,,, or

Portal ID

Your portal ID is the login name/username you use to access the portal and other resources.  It is the same as the beginning part of your email address.   If your email address is, then your portal ID would be abc123.



Your "A number" or CWID is a unique number used to identify each student at the university.  The CWID is used instead of a Social Security number.