Buying a New Computer?
If you are
shopping for a computer, check the discounts highlighted online.
Students are eligible for educational discounts through Towson University
purchase agreements with Dell and Apple.
Towson University and Dell have teamed up to offer students an opportunity
to purchase a top-of-the-line laptop at an unbeatable price. Our in-program
models offer comprehensive warranty coverage, on-site hardware support,
loaner laptops, flexible financing and much more.
As you are shopping, keep in mind that the university’s expansive wireless
network is the preferred choice for students who bring their computers to
class, club meetings and group study sessions.
Meeting Your Computing Needs
At Towson, you’ll use your NetID to keep in touch with family, friends,
classmates and faculty. Your NetID gives you access to your TU Webmail
Powered by Google account, and allows you to publish personal Web pages and
store files. You will also use your NetID to access important online
services such as course registration and library databases.
It is essential that you activate your NetID and check your email on a
regular basis. The university uses your NetID to communicate with you on all
Publicly available computers provide students with
high-speed Internet access. Resident students with computers enjoy this
service in their rooms at no additional charge. All students with wireless
laptops or mobile devices can connect to TU’s wireless network throughout
For detailed information, visit TU Wireless.
For all your computer and technical questions, visit Student Computing
Services (SCS) at www.towson.edu/scs. SCS developed TechOverture
to introduce you to Towson’s computing systems and services.
TU Policy on Illegal File Sharing and Copyright Infringement Towson University upholds copyright law and does not tolerate illegal file
sharing or other forms of copyright infringement. Access to university
computing resources is granted as a privilege, not a right, and all users
must comply with the university’s Acceptable Use Policy.
Among other things, the policy requires users to respect and abide by
copyright law. Any violation of the policy is considered a serious offense
and may result in administrative, disciplinary and/or legal action. If you
have peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing software on your PC, we advise you to
remove it before you come to campus. P2P programs are often exploited to
fill your computer with malware. Even worse, a slightly misconfigured
program can cause the contents of your computer to be shared across the P2P
file-sharing information regarding the law, the consequences for
violators and legal sources for online media is available through the Office
of Technology Services.