Carnegie Mellon University

Get Started with Computing

Take a moment to explore the computing resources available to you as a Carnegie Mellon student. 

Computer Labs

Computing Services manages several computer labs on campus. Each location has an extensive selection of software. You can also access certain software remotely using Virtual Andrew


You receive CMU Google Mail when your Andrew account is created. You can read your official CMU email using a web browser or your mobile device.

File Storage

A number of file storage options are available for students including Box (1TB) and Google Drive (unlimited). Choose the option to meet your storage and sharing needs.

Network Connection

Use CMU-SECURE for your wireless connection across campus. Connect smart devices that don't have a web browser to the CMU-DEVICE network.


Stay up-to-date with service changes, new releases and quickly view the status of services you use daily like wireless, email and file storage.

Printers and Web Stations

Public printers are available campus-wide. Print from a computer lab or a personal laptop, then swipe your ID card at the selected printer to release your job. For on-the-go access to your files use one of the many Web Stations.

Safe Computing

Make sure your operating system, software, and recommended security settings are up to date and configured. Consider two-factor authentication (2fa) for added security.


Before you buy, visit our software catalog! Many titles like Microsoft Office, print drivers and VPN are available at no charge. Need software training? Take advantage of free online courses through LinkedIn Learning.


As members of the campus community, we are all responsible for the security of our shared resources.


Keep your account and password secure

Follow the file sharing recommendations