An Overview of all Campus Computer Systems & Passwords
for Students

Every Dickinson student has an account on each of the following systems.  Your assigned username for each system is the same - it is your email name.
The systems are:

 

Active Directory, Gateway Portal and Net Files

Uses: 
Access to Y drive from your dorm room.  In the Library or labs, used  to log onto computers, utilize printing resources, and to access the files stored in your network folder. You also use this password for the Gateway Portal, Library databases and emails.
Rules:
Length: at least 8 characters, Expiration:  Every 180 days, Spaces not allowed, At least (8) characters in length. The new password must have at least (1) number, (1) special character (*&^$#!) and (1) capital letter. If you use a MAC in any of your classes, your password must not be longer than (10) characters in length. Cannot reuse a previous password.
How to Change:
If your password has already expired: Contact the Help Desk (see information below under Problems)
If you want to change your password before the expiration date (available on campus computers only):
PC: Hold down CNTL , ALT & Delete Keys and a dialog box will appear. Click on the Change Password button and type in your new password twice. You can also change it in Outook Web Access, details here.
Mac: Go Connect to Server then in Server Address type files, then click on Connect.
1.  Click the Change Password button (left corner).
2.  Enter new and old passwords where prompted.If you want to change your password before the expiration date go to the Gateway.
Problems?:
Stop by the LIS Help Desk (lower level of the library) with ID. You may need to have your account unlocked or a new password set.  Librarians can unlock this password for students at the Library Circ Desk too. Unlock your account 24/7 by clicking here.

Banner Self Serve

Uses:
Access your course schedule and grades online. You can find it within the Gateway.
Rules:
Expiration: None.
How to Change:
This PIN number can not be changed.
Problems?:
Stop by the LIS Help Desk (lower level of the library) with ID or email helpdesk@dickinson.edu from your Dickinson account. 

Moodle

Uses: 
Your professors may use this system to place course materials online.
Rules:
It is found within the Gateway. You will find a Moodle icon on top right hand side of the portal window.
Problems?:
Stop by the LIS Help Desk (lower level of the library) with ID or email helpdesk@dickinson.edu from your Dickinson account. 

Quotas

Click here for quota details on the various servers on campus.