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Rave Alerts

RAVE is a text message service that disseminates important information to the campus community, including emergency info, weather alerts, and school closings.

Sign up for RAVE by logging on to the myUSI portal and clicking the red RAVE icon in your Eagle Apps.

What is myUSI?

myUSI is a web portal that you will use frequently to access the many online school services that USI offers.

What is my username and password for myUSI?

Every student is issued a username and password when they register. If you do not know your username, go to myUSI and click on the activate account link (in the blue bar). Answer the questions to receive your username. There is also a forgot password link on this page.

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. You can get to your Blackboard account through myUSI.

Email Service

Eagles Mail is the university email service provided to all USI students. New students are assigned an email address upon admission to the University. Student email addresses are based on myUSI usernames. If your username is sjsmith10, then your email address is Important mail from your instructors and the University will be sent to your USI email account, so it is imperative that you access your USI email on a regular basis.

Can I use the internet on campus?

USI provides wireless access across the campus along with wireless and wired access in student housing. When using the campus network there are restrictions and rules - please review them using buttons below. Do not bring any network switches, network hubs, wireless routers, or personal access devices. Installation of such devices is prohibited.

How do I submit an IT support ticket?

There are four ways to do this:  

  1. Go to our IT Service Desk portal at
  2. You can send an email to
  3. You can call 812-465-1080
  4. You can walk-in to the Help Desk office in WA 41

Do I need to bring a computer to campus?

Bringing a personal computer to campus is a matter of personal preference but not a necessity.

There are 51 computer labs available across campus.  A student can check out a laptop from Rice Library (to be used IN Rice Library).

Students can purchase Dell and Apple laptops from the USI Campus Store.

What software do I need?

All software that is necessary for course work is provided in campus labs. All students can also download Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc on their personal devices.  This is available to them as long as they remain a student.

Do I need to bring a printer to campus?

You may choose to bring a printer to your student housing. If you choose to do so, please do not bring/use a wireless connection for printing. Plan to use USB for both security of your printer and courtesy of your fellow residents. Wireless printers advertise their presence and can have print jobs sent to them by another wireless user, of which there are approximately 2,500 at any given time during the school year. Wireless printers are considered "consumer-grade" in the wireless radio they use and are designed for home environments. They interfere with the enterprise wireless system installed in campus housing, sometimes to the point of causing the signal to be unusable for some.  

If you do not wish to use your own printer and consumables- paper, ink/toner, etc - click the link below to learn more about printing on campus.

Can I change my name in myUSI?

Please refer to the Registrar's Office web page and search "Preferred or Chosen Name, Gender Identity, and Pronoun Change" or click the button below.