2018 Campus Housing Technology Technote

Welcome to campus housing at Seattle Pacific University.  These are some of the many technology services that are available to you as a campus resident.  


New to SPU?

Prepare for your arrival on campus now by going to New To SPU to learn about campus technology resources. There are also instructions for getting your SPU email setup and configured on all your devices (computers, tablets, smart phones). Go to SPU Email Setup for email configuration instructions.

Wireless (and Wired) Networking

All residential buildings have robust wireless throughout the building. Many students bring multiple devices to campus that will connect to the campus wireless network. Once connected and registered, devices can seamlessly roam throughout campus on the WiFi. Here is a quick guide to network connectivity in the residence halls and campus apartments.

Guest Wifi

Guest Wifi is available for parents, friends, and campus guests. Connect to the network ID called SPU-Guests, then launch a web browser and follow the guest registration instructions. Guests must provide a valid non-SPU email address or text messaging cell phone number for registration. Guest Wifi is bandwidth limited and SPU students should use the SPU-Wireless for high speed internet access.  Learn More

Personal Printers

For Information about on-campus printing see: Student Printing

Wireless printers DO NOT WORK on the campus wireless network. Disable the wireless networking on your printer and use a USB cable (available at the SPU Bookstore or other stores) to connect to your computer.

CableTV Service

Watch Comcast (Xfinity On Campus) CableTV Channels on your computer or select Apple and Android tablets or phones. The Xfinity On Campus service is available to SPU students who live in campus housing units. Xfinity On Campus also provides 20 Hours of cloud-based DVR storage. LEARN MORE

Cable TV on campus is via the Xfinity Streaming service only. Wired cable service is no longer provided.

CIS HelpDesk Support and Hours

Need help with Banner or logging in to Canvas? Think your computer might have a virus or is running very slowly? We're here to help! Stop by the CIS HelpDesk in Lower Marston Hall and we can help with your technical concerns.

Beginning Monday, September 24th, and continuing through the rest of the academic year, the CIS HelpDesk will offer extended support hours (evenings and Saturdays).

Office Hours 
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Extended Hours
(Telephone, email and classroom support, office visits by appointment)
Monday - Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

SPU will NEVER ask you to send your login credentials or other personal/confidential information via email. Your account credentials should not be shared with anyone.