Cross Registered Students

Contacting Information Technology

Cross registered students can contact Information Technology for technical support by sending an email to Information Technology can also be contacted by telephone at ext 2430 or 781-292-2430 from off campus. Our Help Desk walk up window is temporarily closed but meeting student by appointment if needed. Current hours during which the department is open can be found on the homepage (

IT Services

All cross registered students will be issued a network account and an Olin email account that forwards to their home college account. Your network account will give you the ability to print and access network shares on campus. Please watch for an email with account information about your Olin account activation and your username.Contact the Help desk for an appointment if you need further assistance.

Each student has access to Olin's network drives, which includes a public folder which is shared by the entire Olin community.

If you require access to networked engineering applications or network shares while off campus, you can use our PulseSecure Virtual Private Network software to connect to the Olin network once you have established internet access. VPN client software for windows and MAC is available for download to your personal computer on You will find installation and use instructions by searching on VPN.

Internet Access

You can plug your laptop into any active jack on campus to get internet connectivity. You can also connect to our wireless network by using your network credentials when prompted. You can find more information about connecting to our wireless network under the network documentation on the IT wiki.

Network Printers

There are many network printers on campus that are available for student printing. There are color network printers on the second, third, and fourth floor of the Academic Center. For a complete list of available printers as well as directions on adding a network printer and printing to network printers from your personal laptop, see the printing documentation on the IT wiki.  

Olin Portal

Please visit our portal at: Login using your network username and password and click on the student tab for access to our Student Information System. You can also find calendar information and links to important urls on campus.

Olin Listservs

Browse our public listservs and sign up to be part of many discussions on campus:

Network shares

Network drives may be accessed at Start→Run…(Windows Key + R) and enter \\ You will be prompted for your network credentials which should be entered as\firstinitiallastname.

Printers may be accessed at Start→Run…(Windows Key + R) and enter \\ Again you will be prompted for your network credentials.