ITS Service Desk

How To Use a Student-Owned Printer

If you are a student, we recommend that you do not bring your own printer to campus. We have many printers in buildings throughout the entire campus, including many residence halls. Each student receives a $14 credit each semester to apply to any printing costs (4¢ for black & white, 12¢ for color). There is usually no need for a student to bring their own printer.

However, if do still want to bring a printer, you can. Just know that your printer will not work via wifi. For security purposes, we do not allow devices on our network to talk to each other via wifi. This insures that if a laptop becomes infected with a virus or some kind of malware, it's impossible for that virus to spread to other devices. Most printers come with a USB cable, and you'll need to plug that cable from your printer directly into your laptop in order to print.

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