What is my username and password?
Every student is issued a username and password when they register. You need this information to access campus resources. If you don't know your username, click here. Your password is sent to you through regular mail. If you have trouble with your password or don't know it click here.
What is myUSI?
MyUSI is a web portal that you will use frequently to access the many online school services that USI offers. Click here for more information.
Do I need to bring a computer to campus?
Bringing a computer to campus is a matter of personal preference, but not a necessity. There are 51 Open Computer Labs available across campus. A student can check out a laptop from Rice Library (to be used IN Rice Library). Lab computers and checkout laptops have Microsoft Word and other software installed.
Parents and Students can also purchase very affordable Dell and Apple laptops from the Campus Store or by following the link here and clicking the Technology Tab.
If you have your own computer and choose to bring it on campus we strongly recommend that you have some form of updated anti-virus software installed. There are several free versions of anti-virus software available on the internet to download.
For more information about bringing your own computer click here.
Do I need to bring a printer to campus?
You may choose to bring a printer to your student housing. There are also many printers across campus that you can use to print your documents. Click here for more information.
Do I get email?
Each student recieves Eagles Mail, and we use this to communicate with you. If you have a smart phone, the Help Desk can assist you with setting up email on your phone.
What software do I need?
All software that is necessary for course work is provided in campus labs. All students can also download the Office Client to pick and choose what software they need; Word, Excel, Etc.
To do this log into MyUSI and click the Office 365 tab at the top and follow the instructions
What is Blackboard?
Blackboard is the name of a software program that USI uses for online instruction and communication. Students can access course materials their professors make available and may participate in class discussions online. Click here for more information on Blackboard.
Can I use the internet on campus?
USI provides wireless access across the campus, and wireless and wired access in student housing. Click here for instructions on how to set up network access. When using the campus network there are restrictions and rules, please review them here.