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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, campus wireless and log in to online systems via CentralPipeline (such as 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 BlueNet account, create a password, set security questions and select your Office 365/My.CCSU e-mail address. Your BlueNet account and Office 365/My.CCSU e-mail address have the same password. 

Password Security

To keep your account secure, your BlueNet account and Office 365/My.CCSU e-mail password will expire every 240 days. You can avoid expiration by changing your password on a regular basis. You do not have to wait 240 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  Office 365/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  the full Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more) on up to five computers and five mobile devices. For more information visit //www.ccsu.edu/it/office365/aboutoffice365/.

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Multi-Factor Authenication (MFA), also known as 2-Step or Two Factor Authentication, is a Microsoft feature which allows you to better protect your account by requiring an additional step (after your password) when signing into your Office 365/My.CCSU email account and WebCentral-Banner Web.  MFA requires something you know (your password) and something you have (a phone or other mobile device) to sign into your account.  The first step is to sign into your Office365/email with your account password.  You will then be prompted with a call, code, or prompt on your phone or mobile device. Click here for more information. 

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 IT Service Catalog is a comprehensive listing of nearly all technology services and resources available to students, faculty and staff.

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 the Microsoft Office suite, included with your Office 365/My.CCSU account. Log in to https://apps.ccsu.edu to access certain academic software titles from anywhere with an Internet connection.

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