Computer Resources

MSU places high priority on the use of information technology to enhance the educational experience, with a wide variety of technology resources available to students and faculty. .

MSU IT Services Desk and the Information Technology Center

The MSU IT Service Desk, housed in the Renne Library Commons, provides IT support to campus by assisting with ID and Password questions, account setup, IT security concerns, software installations, Wi-Fi and more. Contact the Service Desk at 994-1777 or helpdesk@montana.edu with your IT questions!

The MSU Information Technology Center (ITC) is comprised of IT staff dedicated to providing the MSU campus with the technology and support needed for students, faculty and staff to be successful.  ITC builds and maintains the technological infrastructure at MSU, from computing devices in campus labs and the telephone systems to campus email and classroom technology and the online learning platform, Brightspace. To learn more, visit  MSU ITC.

Student Email

MSU students receive a student email account to use while registered at MSU. Students must check it regularly for targeted announcements and email communication from the university at a minimum of twice per week. See Student Electronic Communication Policy for details.

Classroom Technology

Numerous classrooms are technology-enhanced with equipment to support instruction, enhance student learning and engagement and collaborative learning. Three Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) Classrooms are designed for active engagement with class content and student collaboration. Informal spaces with a flat screen and connections for laptops are also provided in public areas for impromptu study and work sessions. 

On-Campus Student Computer Labs

Students have access to over 600 computers in collaborative workspaces and labs in residence halls, academic halls, and the Renne Library. Lab computers offer specialized and industry-standard software packages for technology-specific assignments, including Microsoft Office, Adobe products, AutoCAD, SAS, SPSS, and MCAD. Visit  for more information.

Residence Hall Internet and Technical Assistance

ResNet connects more than 2700 residence hall rooms and family and graduate-student housing units with internet access. The on-campus service desk for students is open six days/week and provides virus removal, software installs and computer support for resident students.  

MSU places high priority on the use of information technology to enhance the educational experience, with a wide variety of technology resources available to students and faculty.

MSU IT Services Desk and the Information Technology Center

The MSU IT Service Desk, housed in the Renne Library Commons, provides IT support to campus by assisting with ID and Password questions, account setup, IT security concerns, software installations, Wi-Fi and more. Contact the Service Desk at 994-1777 or helpdesk@montana.edu with your IT questions!

The MSU Information Technology Center (ITC) is comprised of IT staff dedicated to providing the MSU campus with the technology and support needed for students, faculty and staff to be successful.  ITC builds and maintains the technological infrastructure at MSU, from computing devices in campus labs and the telephone systems to campus email and classroom technology and the online learning platform, Brightspace. Visit http://www.montana.edu/itcenter/ to learn more about the MSU ITC.

Student Email

MSU students receive a student email account to use while registered at MSU. Students must check it regularly for targeted announcements and email communication from the university at a minimum of twice per week. See Student Electronic Communication Policy for details.

Classroom Technology

Numerous classrooms are technology-enhanced with equipment to support instruction, enhance student learning and engagement and collaborative learning. Three Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) Classrooms are designed for active engagement with class content and student collaboration. Informal spaces with a flat screen and connections for laptops are also provided in public areas for impromptu study and work sessions. 

On-Campus Student Computer Labs

Students have access to over 600 computers in collaborative workspaces and labs in residence halls, academic halls, and the Renne Library. Lab computers offer specialized and industry-standard software packages for technology-specific assignments, including Microsoft Office, Adobe products, AutoCAD, SAS, SPSS, and MCAD. Visit http://studentlabs.montana.edu/ for more information.

Residence Hall Internet and Technical Assistance

ResNet connects more than 2700 residence hall rooms and family and graduate-student housing units with internet access. The on-campus service desk for students is open six days/week and provides virus removal, software installs and computer support for resident students.