Getting Started

An IT Guide for New Students


Step 1: 

Apply and Get Enrolled!


To obtain access to our technology services, you must officially apply to be a student at Emporia State University. Oftentimes it can take 24-48 hours from the time your application is submitted for your ESU account to be created.

Additional information for enrollment and orientation:

Step 2:

Get Logged In!


Setup your ESU Account to set your password for logging into your ESU Email, the BuzzIn portal, Blackboard, and other ESU online services.

    1. Overview of Account Information
    2. Logging In For the First Time
We also recommend that you log into the following systems to ensure your all of your accounts are synced up and working correct.
    1. Log into BuzzIn Portal
    2. Log into your ESU Email Account
    3. Log into your Canvas Account

Step 3:

Basic Online Services


As an Emporia State University student, you now have access to many different online tools and services. Please click the links below to learn about some of the more common services you will be using as an ESU student:

Step 4:

Check your Devices!


Check out our Coming to College Guide to see what technology we recommend. Don't have a computer or mobile device, yet? This guide can assist you with purchasing technology that will help you be successful in your academic career here at ESU.

Download your free Anti-Virus! As an ESU student, you have access to a free copy of our Symantec Enpoint Protection anti-virus software.

Microsoft Office is FREE! All currently enrolled students have access to download and install Microsoft Office on their personal computers.  Click Here for information and instructions.

Step 5:

Connect to the Network!


Emporia State provides all students with free Internet access on campus. Please follow the appropriate guides below to connect your computers and mobile devices to the network.

Step 6:

Update Your Emergency Notifications!


Emporia State uses a service called Rave Mobile Security as one of several ways to reach students, staff and faculty in the event of an emergency on campus. College administrators are able to use this service to send SMS text messages to cell phones. The service can also send e-mails alerts, and will post alerts to our university website, Facebook page, and Twitter account. Please browse to the Emergency Notification page for details.

Step 7:

Help is Available!


If you need assistance with any of your technology, help is available to you. Contact our IT Help Desk and we'll get you taken care of!