Student Services

The Office of Information Technology provides support for a variety of technology needs, including: user accounts, ID cards, online systems, wired and wireless networks, email, computer labs, phones, equipment loans, classroom technology, multimedia production, and more. We also offer academically discounted software and hardware to students at our IT Help Desk.  

PurplePass Account

At NU, one username and password allows you access to all of our Systems. We call it the PurplePass.

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Student Email

NU offers email to all NU students through our partnership with Google and their Google Apps suite. It is available at Please check your email regularly as it is the official way for NU to contact you.

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Canvas Information for Students

Canvas is a web-based learning management system, or LMS. It is used by learning institutions, educators, and students to access and manage online course learning materials and communicate about skill development and learning achievement.

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Google Drive

Google Drive allows students to access their files in the cloud on campus, in the residence halls, off-campus, and on mobile devices. Pretty much anywhere!

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Google Apps @ NU

Google-powered email, calendars, document sharing, and IM, all from your account.

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myNU is a system that offers personalized content to NU students, carefully selected and organized links, and many other useful services.

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ID Cards and Card Access

ID Card assistance is available at the IT Helpdesk (St. Vincent's Annex) or call (716) 286-8040. ID's are used for building entry and purchasing items on and off campus.

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RESNET Acceptable Use Policy

The Residential Network Program (ResNet) is a cooperative endeavor between residential students (Participants) and the professional staff of Information Technology. To make the network as useful, accessible, and effective as possible, there are certain expectations and rules for Participants.

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Residential Network

The primary purpose of the ResNet is to support NU students in their academic needs using our high-speed local area network.

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Computer Labs

All public computing is located in the library. Both PCs and Macs are available for use, and printing is also available.

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Phone Information

Dial 9 + 1 + Ten Digit Number. i.e. 917162867300 (Refer to your telephone directory for a listing of local exchanges)

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