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Getting Connected

New to RIT?

In order to access the RIT network, use e-mail, log on to the myRIT portal, or the myCourses courseware system, there are some basic steps all who are new to RIT need to follow. Here’s where to begin:

Using start.rit.edu

This site allows you to modify your information at RIT. You can change your RIT Computer Account password. You can also manage email, identity, and contact information. Some of this information is provided by authoritative sources at RIT and can only be viewed here. Additionally you can register new computers on the campus network or view and modify your existing computers.

start.rit.edu

Update/Verify Your RIT On-Line Directory, Privacy, & Mail Forwarding Information

The RIT On-Line Directory, called LDAP, contains an entry for each computer account at RIT. Each entry lists the name, e-mail address, and other information associated with the account. It is important for you check your RIT Directory Entry, because whatever you post in the LDAP database is publicly accessible, however, a student can place restrictions on who can view his or her e-mail address and personalized e-mail address fields.

Update your LDAP entry

RIT’s Virtual Private Network (VPN)

While using an Internet Service Provider (ISP) such as Road Runner, DSL, AOL, or other ISP's, VPN will allow you to securely connect to the RIT network from home or another remote location. This is required for access to some RIT-only applications.

RIT Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Wireless Computing at RIT

RIT has an extensive wireless network which allows users to access the network from many public spaces and classrooms.