Student Technology Guide

Student Technology Guide

Get Digitally Prepared for a New Semester

Whether you are about to start your first semester at Rowan University or returning for your senior year, there are several steps you should take to digitally prepare yourself before you arrive on campus.

New student? Start here.

Returning student? Start here.

New Students 

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Your Rowan Network account is your key to connecting to critical resources on campus, including the University's secure wireless network and student email.

 
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Your Banner ID and PIN provide access to Self-Service Banner, the system you will use to register for classes, apply for housing and manage your personal information.

  • Your Banner ID will be included in your admissions materials, orientation email invitation and the mailing label from the orientation reminder. You can also visit id.rowan.edu and log in with the username and password you obtained in the first step to locate that information.
  • Your Banner PIN is initially your birth date as MMDDYY.
  • Log in to Self-Service Banner at rowan.edu/selfservice.

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Check your Rowan University email account at least daily to keep up with the latest information about events on campus and review important University announcements.

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Every computer trying to connect the Rowan Network will be scanned and must meet a certain set of requirements in order to get online. Students are encouraged to prepare their computers to connect to the Rowan Network before they arrive on campus.

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The University has reached agreements to offer some of the most popular software programs for free to students.

  • Students may install Office 365, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, on up to five personal computers.
  • Visit our software page to download Office 365 and other programs, including EndNote, for free. 

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Keep your personal data safe from cybercriminals. 

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If you need technical help or guidance while preparing for your first semester at Rowan University, contact Information Resources & Technology. We are here to help you.

  • Visit our support portal to make a request or report a problem. You can also search our knowledge base for how-to articles.
  • Call the Technology Support Center at 856-256-4400.
  • Email the Technology Support Center at support@rowan.edu.

 

Returning Students 

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Your network password is likely expired or expires soon, so start off each semester with a new network password.

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While you're updating your important Rowan accounts with new, secure passwords, also change your Banner PIN.

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Haven't logged into your Rowan University email account since the end of last semester? Now's the time to check for important messages from the University.

  • Want to automatically forward your student Gmail messages to another account? Follow these instructions. Note: Students with Exchange accounts may not automatically forward emails to a personal account. 

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Update your computer's anti-virus program before you arrive on campus to help you easily connect to the University's wireless network and remember to take steps to keeps your personal data safe from cybercriminals.

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If you need technical help or guidance while preparing to return to Rowan University, contact Information Resources & Technology. We are here to help you.

  • Visit our support portal to make a request or report a problem. You can also search our knowledge base for how-to articles.
  • Call the Technology Support Center at 856-256-4400.
  • Email the Technology Support Center at support@rowan.edu.