Students have 2 main IDs that are used to access most services and software on campus. 

MSU ID -  is in the form of 8 numbers preceded by a - (-12345678). It is used with a PIN to access MyInfo.

NetID -  is in the form of letter 2 numbers letter 3 numbers (a12e345).  It is used with a password that you set and change in the Self-Service Password Portal. Find more information about the new Password Portal.

Your NetID is used to access the following services:

Available at no cost to all students.
Autodesk does have more software available to students than is installed in UIT Student Labs.

Contact: Autodesk
Further Information

Montana State Box cloud file storage and collaboration tool. Box student accounts come with unlimited storage, and the ability to share and access files easily from anywhere you have an Internet connection. 

Learn how to access your Box account.

Office 365 OneDrive for Business

Brightspace LE (Learning Environment) is MSU's learning management system.

Brightspace login page

Help and other resources

UIT Student Computer Labs

UIT operates 16 student computer labs at MSU in addition to offering public-access computers in Renne Library, Strand Union Building and the Hosaeus Fitness Center.

View Software - see the extensive list of software available on lab computers/clients
Lab Locations

Remote Computer Labs

 

To support MSU’s policy for remote learning the VDI team in conjunction with other colleges are pleased to provide limited access Remote Labs for Students.

Visit Remote Computer Labs

Residential Hall Computer Labs

Computer labs are available for student use in the following residence halls:

  • Hannon Hall
  • Hapner Hall
  • Hedges, North and South
  • Johnstone Center
  • Langford Hall 
  • Roskie Hall 
  • Yellowstone Hall 
  • Hyalite Hall

Headwaters and Freshman Apartments residents may use the North Hedges lab.  

All ResNet lab computers have Microsoft Office loaded, which includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

All MSU students are automatically provisioned an MSU Office 365 mailbox.

Email address format is first.last#@student.montana.edu.

Sign in with:

      User name: [email protected]  (for example, [email protected])
      Password: NetID password

Email information

Students may contact the UIT Service Desk for computer and IT help on campus.

Please Note:
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the UIT ServiceDesk is limiting in-person visits.
We ask that you please email or call with your questions first, and our ServiceDesk Analysts will work to resolve your question or issue remotely.
If the Analyst determines in-person assistance is required, they will provide you instructions to make an appointment to be seen in-person.

Phone: 406 994-1777
Email: [email protected]
Location: MSU Library Commons
Hours: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday - Friday - (excluding holidays & breaks)

Live on campus?

Students who live in campus housing can contact ResNet or visit the ResNet Help Desk for wireless connectivity in residence halls, computer virus removal and other technical support.

On Campus

Printers are available in the following campus locations:

  • Animal BioScience 234
  • AJM 233
  • Linfield 232
  • SUB (by Ask-Us desk)
  • Reid 306
  • Roberts 110
  • Wilson 185
  • Renne Library

Learn how to access free printing with your CatCard

In Residence Halls

Printing is provided by the WEPA print kiosks in the following locations:

  • Hannon Hall
  • Hapner Hall
  • Hedges (North and South)
  • Johnstone Center
  • Langford Hall 
  • Roskie Hall 
  • Yellowstone Hall 

WEPA printing information

Students can download the following list of software at no additional cost. Use links for download instructions and information. 

Lynda training tutorials

MSU has a subscription to Lynda training tutorials available through the MSU Library. Learn more at Learn more. 

Log into Lynda through the MSU Library.

Other training resources

For other training and learning resources for MSU-licensed software,  please see the individual software pages.  (See Software above).

MSU offers two solutions for Video Conferencing, Microsoft Teams under the Office 365 environment and Webex Meetings.

Learn more about these two offerings on UIT's Video Teleconference (VTC) page

MSU's Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows users to to securely access content on the campus network from remote locations.

VPN configuration instructions

MSU-Secure is MSU's secured wireless network available on campus and in residential housing. It requires your NetID and password to access.

Learn how to access MSU-Secure.

MSU-Guest is an unsecured wireless network available for guests on campus.  It does not require authentication to access. 

ResNet is the IT support source for students living on campus in residence halls or family/grad housing. Services include technical help for computers and mobile devices, virus removal,  assistance with the internet connection in your residence hall, and more.

Visit www.montana.edu/resnet for detailed information.

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching, formerly known as Microsoft Imagine, is a Microsoft program that provides students with software design and development tools at no charge. Whether your goal is to build a game, design an app or launch a project, Azure Dev Tools can help you develop your ideas and boldly bring them to life

The program has two primary goals:

1.  Provide access to Microsoft software and platforms. Subscriptions give you access to virtually every Microsoft product and technology, helping ensure you have the right technology choices for all current and future educational opportunities.

2.  Deliver outstanding value. These subscriptions for academic institutions provide a cost-effective way for schools to put Microsoft developer tools, platforms and servers in labs and classrooms and on their students' and faculty's computers for learning and research purposes. It reduces lab and teaching costs.

How do I access Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching?

Click on this link: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/students for access via the MSU portal to Microsoft  Azure Dev Tools for Teaching.

What is available from Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching?

  *   Services, such as Azure for Students
  *   Tools, such as Visual Studio
  *   Training, such as Microsoft Virtual Academy
  *   Operating Systems, such as Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2

Please be advised that support for the installation and use of these tools is provided my Microsoft directly. You can submit request for support here:
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/create-ticket/