This page is designed to help you to understand the technology that's available at IUP and how you can use it.

New Student Guide

  1. Get to know MyIUP
    MyIUP is the university portal. It is used for a wide variety of functions at the university. You will use MyIUP to register for classes, view your grades, sign up for on-campus housing, and much more. You will log in to MyIUP with your network username and password.
  2. Log in to your email
    Your IUP email account is based on Microsoft Office 365. Use your full email address and your network password to log in to your account. The email address is your For example, if your username is abcde, your email address is
  3. Know your IUP username and email address
    You can use iaccounts to Find Your IUP Account Information.
  4. Know your network (IUPMSD) password
    This will be used to access various resources needed for your courses, such as the IUP network (both wired and wireless). You can use iaccounts to Reset Your Own Network Password.
  5. Pack your computer
    Check out the Hardware Guidelines for Student Computers to make sure your computer will meet the minimum recommendations. If you're in the market for a new computer, you'll be interested in Technology Deals for Students.
  6. Get free and discounted software
    Available software for students can be downloaded from our website.
  7. Protect your computer
    If you do not take these steps to protect your computer, you will not be able to connect to the IUP network if your computer is infected or compromised. Be sure to:
    • Update your operating system with the latest security patches using Windows Update (Windows) or Software Update (Macs). It's best to enable automatic updates.
    • Turn on Windows Defender on your Windows computer. Install antivirus software on your Mac. See the software available for your antivirus options depending on your computer specifications.
    • Optionally, install Malwarebytes. The link to purchasing Malwarebytes is listed on our software. This software detects and prevents malware from installing and running on your computer.
    • Occasionally, run a full virus and anti-malware (if installed) scan on your computer.
  8. Uninstall peer-to-peer (P2P) software
    Most file sharing is against the law because it involves the distribution of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright owner. This is usually music (MP3) or movie files, but can also be TV programs, books, and images. If a complaint is received that you are illegally sharing copyrighted material, you will be disconnected from the network until you remove that file sharing software. Using peer-to-peer software is considered a high-risk activity that increases your likelihood of compromise. Please visit our page on cybersecurity and become familiar with this subject.
  9. Get familiar with Desire to Learn (D2L).
    Most courses will offer some online presence through the use of Desire to Learn (D2L); however, it depends on the professor's preference to use it. You should take time to become familiar with this system, as you will be required to utilize it throughout your academic career here at IUP. Please visit our Getting Started with D2L guide to get started.

Multi-factor Authentication with Duo

IUP utilizes multi-factor authentication for users accessing IUP Services. IUP uses Duo as the multi-factor authentication application.

Set up Duo for multi-factor authentication to protect your IUP account and personal information.

Access IUP EMail

Learn more about accessing your IUP email.

Configure Your Mobile Device

University College: Academic Support for Students and Faculty

The University College was created to strengthen IUP’s tradition of promoting student success. The entire campus can utilize the University College staff and faculty to help students navigate their way through the wealth of academic services and resources available to them.