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IT Basics

It’s essential that you know your Drake email address (typically and have updated your password prior to Orientation. 

Your initial default password (your birthdate in MonDD#YYYY format, Example: Jan01#1997), MUST be changed by going to the Password Manager at Your initial password will only work to log into the Password manager site. All other Drake systems require an updated and more secure password for access.

Learn about the rest of the student tech info you’ll need at There you’ll find information including how to connect to the campus wireless network, computer recommendations and discounts, campus printing details, and how to get your game system connected (including requesting a wired connection in your residence hall, if needed).

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