New Student Checklist

Preparing a computer for use at the College is fairly straightforward, but take a look at this checklist to make sure you don’t miss a step.

If you’re buying a new computer, consider our recommended laptops and have a look at our buyer’s guide. Alternately, you can bring an older computer and use the first semester to assess your computing needs.

College of Charleston students are eligible for a free subscription to Office 365 through Microsoft. Visit this page for more details.

Students primarily use two wireless networks on campus: MyResnet and cofc-secure. MyResnet broadcasts in the residence halls, while cofc-secure broadcasts throughout the rest of the campus.

MyResnet is supported by Apogee. If you have difficulty connecting, you can reach their support line at 855.290.7138.

To connect to cofc-secure, try our wireless setup tool. If that doesn’t work, check our easy instructions to connect manually or visit Student Computing in the Addlestone Library.

The Office of New Student Programs has produced Guidebook, a smartphone app specifically for new students. Visit their app information page for more information on how to download and use the app.

To deter theft and help locate your laptop in the event that it is lost or stolen, register your electronics with Public Safety.