Information Technology

The Oxford College Information Technology team—called OCIT—offers a vibrant technology environment to enhance your liberal arts experience. Following are our recommendations and requirements for a smooth transition to campus.

Getting Started

  • Computer Requirements 
    A laptop meeting the following specifications:
    • Operating System: Windows 10 or Macintosh 11 or later
    • CPU: Dual Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 4GB minimum; 8GB recommended or larger
    • Storage: 128GB
    • Additional needs: microphone, speakers/headphones, webcam (to participate online with Canvas and Zoom)
    • Internet: reliable access with download/upload speeds of at least 800kbps (test your speed here)
  • Security
  • Get Connected to Wi-Fi (EmoryUnplugged)
    EmoryUnplugged covers the entire campus from residence halls to the Quad. You must be on campus to connect your laptop, phone, and other devices. Connecting to EmoryUnplugged
  • International Students Technology
    • Outside of the United States, to access Emory resources requires Virtual Private Network (VPN). Follow these instructions for VPN in off-campus network connectivity.

Tools You Will Use

  • Online Pathway to University Services (OPUS): Use OPUS to register for classes, check grades, review bill, update your privacy settings, and much more.
  • Audio/Video Conferencing (Zoom): To connect with your adviser, meet your future roommate, or talk in class, use this audio-conferencing tool.
  • Digital Learning Environment (Canvas): Canvas is a Learning Management System used by your teacher to communicate and share class syllabi, rubrics, assignments, discussion boards, grades, and other teaching needs.
  • Email: All official communications from your teachers, advisers, and administrators go to your email address. Access that and calendar via:
  • Access email on your smart phone: Use these instructions.
  • Microsoft Office: The basic MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote) is available at no cost. To install go to > My Account > Install Office.
  • EaglePrint: For use on Emory-wide printers, use these installation instructions.

IT Services Provided

IT Help