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The Oxford College Information Technology team—we’re called OCIT—wants to create a vibrant technology environment that enhances your liberal arts experience. Following are our recommendations and requirements for your smooth transition to campus.

New Computer Recommendations

  • Operating System: Windows 8/8.1, 10 or Macintosh 10.10 or higher
  • Memory: 8 GB or larger
  • Wireless Card: 802.11N or AC
  • Network Card: optional 

Network Connectivity

It's necessary to register your computers to be able to use wireless. The registration process begins once you connect to EmoryUnplugged and open a web browser. Mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) will require your network id and password when connecting to EmoryUnplugged.

Duo Two Factor Authentication

Duo is a two-factor authentication system that Emory has implemented to increase security.

Attacks on higher education and health care computers and networks are increasing in sophistication. Passwords alone have proved to be an ineffective means to lessen the current threat to our information resources. Two-factor authentication like Duo decreases the risk of compromises and data breaches by requiring two factors to confirm your identity – something you know (your password) and something you have (e.g., app push, text, or call to your mobile phone or landline).

Free and Required Software

You MUST have the free Emory supported McAfee anti-virus. This is available for students to download and install. Installing the software prior to arriving on campus makes the process of connecting to EmoryUnplugged easier. You'll need to enter your network ID and password. Anti-virus software is required to connect to EmoryUnplugged.

Microsoft Office
The basic Microsoft Office suite is available free to students through Office 365.

For more information please download the Student IT Quick Guide.