2021 Campus Housing Technology

Welcome to campus housing at Seattle Pacific University! Make sure to take advantage of the many technology services that are available to you as a campus resident. Find information on these services below, and contact the CIS HelpDesk with any questions.

New to SPU?

We're excited to have you here! In preparation for your arrival to campus, check out our technology reference page here: New Students . For instructions specifically about getting your email set up and configured on all of your devices (computers, smartphones, tablets), see here:  Email Client Configuration .

Campus WiFi and Networking

There is robust wireless internet throughout every residential 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:

Personal wireless access points, WiFi range extenders, and network/wireless routers negatively impact the campus network and are NOT ALLOWED .

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 a text-messaging cell phone number for registration. Guest WiFi is bandwidth-limited. SPU students should use the network named  SPU-Wireless  for high speed internet access.  Learn  more here .

Campus Printing and Personal Printers

There are Multi-Function Printers (MFPs) available to you in many locations on campus. Each quarter you will receive credits to use towards printing and copying. We encourage all students to use these MFPs rather than bring a personal printer on campus. If you do need a personal printer on campus, please know that 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.

For Information about on-campus printing and copying see:  Student Printing

Streaming Cable TV Service

Cable TV services are available to SPU students who live in campus housing units.   Cable TV is via Comcast's /wiki/spaces/HDOP/pages/34636952  streaming service only.  Key features are:

  • Watch on select Apple and Android tablets and phones
  • Up to 20 hours of cloud-based DVR storage
  • Supported Devices

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.