Student Technology Guide

Get started with your tech in six steps

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1. Check hardware standards and find discounts

Whether you're buying a new computer or deciding what to bring to campus, make sure you have the gear you need to succeed.

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2. Activate or manage your UBITName

Your UBITName and password will be your login for MyUB, HUB, email, UB Learns, the libraries, and much more.

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3. Set up Duo two-step verification

Set up a second device that UB will send a notification to when you log into UB services. We recommend your smartphone with the Duo app.

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4. Configure for Wi-Fi and ResNet

Set up your devices to automatically connect to secure eduroam Wi-Fi, and manage smart TVs, printers and gaming consoles on our network.

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5. Get UBmail on your devices

We will send important updates to your UB email address. Learn how to get it on your computer, phone and tablet.  

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6. Explore software and apps

Your UB affiliation comes with a ton of powerful tools to help you succeed, like Microsoft 365, UBbox cloud storage, Zoom and much more.

What's new?

Explore all your IT services

Check with your department to see if they offer additional tools.

More student technology resources

Need help getting up and running? Get a laptop, webcam, software or Internet access.

Ready to take your setup to the next level? Check your Internet speed; Zoom, home printing and security tips.

4 most common questions

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Where do I go for tech help?

Schedule a consultation with UB Tech Squad, submit a ticket, call or email us. Visit the UBIT Help Center >

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I forgot my UBITName

Look it up at Find your UBITName >

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What kind of computer should I bring to campus?

We recommend Windows or Apple laptops or computers for academic coursework. Tablets or smartphones are also helpful for on-the-go note-taking and messaging.

At this time, UB does not support or recommend the purchase or use of a Chromebook.

See our complete hardware standards >

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