Friday, August 28, 2015

Sporadic Slowdowns With Internet Service

We are experiencing intermittent slowdowns in our Internet service. This is an "upstream" problem originating between Macalester's campus and our Internet Service Provider (ISP).  Other businesses and institutions are likewise affected.  Our staff is aware of the slowdowns, and we are working with our ISP to fix the problem. 

Wasteful Printing Wipeout!

Printing Impact words with tree and squirrel saying thanks!

Students report every year that they wish they could cut down on the amount they print. It is also true that students must print what is required for their courses. This year the Sustainability Office, in collaboration with MCSG, the library, Student Affairs, and ITS, is implementing a program to help balance those two realities.

The average Macalester student prints about 500 sheets per semester. This fall, our goal is for each student to print less than that. You'll know when you've printed more than the target 500 sheets when a negative balance appears on the PaperCut pop-up. Just log into any lab computer and the pop-up appears.

Want to see your individual print summary and environmental impact info graphic? Go to and log in.

More info


Sustainability Office

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Students: Get Connected!


Register your device

If you bring a computer, smartphone, tablet or gaming device to campus, it must be registered before connecting to the College network. Registration simply associates your name with your device(s), so that we can contact you quickly if there are problems. To register, launch any web browser and go to:

Student Wi-Fi - Macalester student

Want to get on wireless?  The 'Macalester-Student' wireless network segment is set aside solely for your use. To get on it, you must enter a wireless 'key' one time. The 2015-2016 student wireless key remains the same as it was last year, so if you are returning, you should be good. The student key can be obtained from the ITS Help Desk, from any ITS staff member and from returning students. Please do not share the key - if you do, you may compromise the security and confidentiality of your data.

Guest Wi-Fi - Macalester-Guest

Be assured that guests have their own dedicated network segment. Macalester-Guest, which does not require a key. Have Mom and Dad use this one.

Get Connected Drop-In Sessions!

Friday, August 28, 2015
Neill Hall 302 & 304
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Neill Hall 302 & 304
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Extended ITS Help Desk Hours

Sunday, August 30, 2015
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Need assistance?

ITS Help Desk


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