Welcome New Students

Information Technology Department


Welcome New Students!

Welcome to Central Connecticut State University!

CCSU has a wealth of technological resources that are just a click away. Below you will find some of the most important topics to get you started with technology at CCSU. Click on the IT Services button to the left to access our full catalog of services.


BlueNet Account 

A BlueNet Account is a unique username and password assigned to each student, faculty, and staff, at CCSU. It is used to access computing services both on and off campus. Use your BlueNet Account to log in to campus computers and log in to online systems via CentralPipeline (such as WebCentral-Banner Web, Blackboard, Remote Application Server, and the On-Line Card Office). You will use the Accounts Management System at https://accounts.ccsu.edu to activate your account and select your My.CCSU e-mail address.

Password Security

To keep your account secure, your BlueNet Account password will expire every 120 days. You can avoid expiration by changing your password on a regular basis. You do not have to wait 120 days; you can reset it anytime using either a campus computer or the Accounts Management System at https://accounts.ccsu.edu.

Your password must be a "strong" password, comprised of at least 8 characters and include at least one uppercase letter and at least one numeric or symbol character. An example of a "strong" password is MyP@ssw0rd because it contains uppercase letters, a symbol and a number.

My.CCSU Email

Your My.CCSU e-mail is powered by Microsoft. It provides you with a lifetime mailbox, accessed by going to https://my.ccsu.edu. You select your My.CCSU e-mail address when you activate your BlueNet Account. Your My.CCSU e-mail address will end in "@my.ccsu.edu." It is your official University e-mail address. Your My.CCSU e-mail password is the same as your BlueNet account password. Along with your e-mail account, you have access Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus on up to five computers and five mobile devices, for more information visit //www.ccsu.edu/it/office365/aboutoffice365/.

Technical Support

The IT Help Desk is the single point of contact for assistance with supported software, hardware and other IT services.  Contact the Help Desk at 860-832-1720.

The Walk-in Support Center provides technology support for personally-owned computers and campus technology. We are located in Marcus White (entrance facing Ebenezer Bassett Hall).

Technology Resources

The Marcus White Student Technology Center is the main center for general purpose computer use on campus. We have 230 Dell PCs and 40 Apple Macs with a variety of software available for use. Click here for more information.  The wireless network and printing from mobile devices is available in the Center.

You have various software titles available to you. Visit //www.ccsu.edu/it/office365/aboutoffice365/ to learn more about Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus, included with your My.CCSU account. Log in to https://apps.ccsu.edu to access applications such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and academic software from anywhere with an Internet connection.