2022 Campus Housing Technology

Welcome to campus housing at Seattle Pacific University! We hope you 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 if you run into a problem or have any questions.

Are You 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 .

Learn About WiFi and Internet Access

There is robust wireless internet throughout every residential building, and in many outdoor spaces. 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 your wireless printers will 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

Cable TV Service

Campus cable TV service is available in dorm lounges and in some common spaces on campus.  Campus wide cable TV for students was canceled due to extremely low demand as most residents have shifted to other streaming platforms.  The savings were used to offset rising housing costs.  If you'd like cable TV services there are several streaming options available.  See Campus TV for details.  

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.