Technology Information for Students
Accessing your Bryn Athyn College email account
Bryn Athyn College email accounts have been upgraded to the latest version of Microsoft Outlook for Office 365. You can access your account by following these instructions:
- Go to https://outlook.com/brynathyn.edu
- Log in using your existing Bryn Athyn College network user ID and password:
- User ID: [your_network_userID]@brynathyn.edu – [e.g [email protected]]
- Password: Your existing network password
If you encounter difficulties, please contact the Helpdesk at 267-502-2680 or email [email protected].
2014–2015 Laptop Requirements
All incoming, enrolled, full-time students are required to come to campus with a laptop. See below for specifications.
PURCHASING A LAPTOP
Our campus Helpdesk supports Windows and Mac laptops connecting to the Internet.
We strongly recommend that all incoming students purchasing new laptops should select a leading brand name computer, for example, Dell, Apple, HP, Toshiba, Sony, etc. This will ensure that your laptop can connect to our campus network, and that our Helpdesk can provide you with technical support throughout the year.
If you choose to purchase an off-brand laptop the Helpdesk cannot guarantee network access or technical support. Laptops matching the suggested specifications below are likely to operate well on our network.
WHEN PURCHASING ANY LAPTOP, MAKE SURE IT CONFORMS TO THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum specifications for Windows Laptops:
- Windows 7 or higher
- Internet Explorer 10 or higher
- At least 2 GB RAM
Minimum specifications for Mac Laptops:
- Macbook, Macbook Pro, or Macbook Air
- OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher
- At least 2 GB RAM
You are required to have Microsoft Office on your laptop. MS Office is available for $10 ($15 with software assurance) from:
JourneyEd also has very good pricing on other hardware and software.
NETWORK CONNECTION AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Instructions to connect to the network will be provided as you arrive on campus. There will also be opportunities to meet with the Helpdesk during orientation if you have questions about logging in to the network and access your campus email account.
If you purchase a laptop that meets the specifications listed above, the Helpdesk will provide basic support services for your laptop including a loaner if your laptop needs to be repaired. Students will be responsible for repairs of their laptops.