New to Taylor? Are you attending Summer Orientation or planning to join us in Upland sometime soon? This is the place to learn about the technology Taylor makes available to you, what do bring, and how to prepare for your time at Taylor.
Looking For a Job?
Every year, Information Technology employs dozens of student workers. If you’re comfortable with computers and enjoy helping people, consider joining the team. Submit an Online Application.
Your Taylor username and password were included in your Admissions packet. Use your Taylor username and password to access Taylor email, myTAYLOR, Blackboard, and other important Taylor resources. Student usernames are based on PreferredFirstName_LastName (jim_brown or james_brown). You provided a preferred first name on your Taylor application. If you have misplaced the information mailed to you, please Contact the Admissions Office.
Keep your Taylor password secure! No one from Taylor will ever ask you for your password. If you are having password trouble or have reason to believe your password is no longer secure, reset it using Taylor’s Password Manager.
myTAYLOR is your portal to important Taylor resources you will use throughout your Taylor career. Log into myTAYLOR using your Taylor username and password. From there, you can access:
- E-mail – Every Taylor student receives a Taylor email address
- Blackboard – Submit assignments and use for class discussions
- TOWER – Register for classes, track grades, edit personal info, etc.
- Campus News – Keep informed of campus happenings
- Roster – Find friends and faculty
- Calendar – Track important on-campus events
All computing devices connected to Taylor's network (T.U.C.A.N.) must be registered. T.U.C.A.N. registration is self-guided and helps protect all of us from intrusion and malware. Prior to registration, Windows-based computers must be patched with security updates and protected by an Approved Antivirus Client. Protection for Macintosh computers is recommended, but not required at this time.
Joining us for Summer Orientation? Bring your laptop and/or tablet! You will have an opportunity to pre-register the device on the Taylor network (T.U.C.A.N.) Don't have a laptop? No problem. T.U.C.A.N. registration can be done when you arrive in the Fall.
T.U.C.A.N. registration is quick and easy, and you can get an early start by installing Windows security updates and an Approved Antivirus Client before leaving home.
Mac or PC? Desktop or laptop? When purchasing a computer for use on Taylor's network (T.U.C.A.N.), keep the following recommendations in mind. Contact Client & Media Services if you'd like to speak with a technician concerning these recommendations:
- The Taylor network is designed for Windows, but Apple and Linux-based computers also work. Taylor provides both PC and Macintosh computer labs.
- While desktops are cheaper, laptops are portable. Many students carry laptops to class.
- Taylor provides wireless coverage in all academic areas, all residence halls, and many public areas on-campus including Zondervan Library and the Student Union.
- Taylor's wireless network is 802.11g/n compatible. Be sure your laptop supports G and/or N!
- Make sure your computer has a minimum of 2 Gig RAM
- Windows 7 is recommended. Windows 8 has not yet been proven stable or dependable.
- Antivirus protection is required on Windows-based computers and recommended on Macintoshes. See the List of Approved Antivirus Clients.
- The latest version of Microsoft Office is recommended.
Note: A wired network port is provided to each student in their residence hall. While wireless is convenient, a wired connection is faster and more secure. Students are encouraged to use their wired connection whenever possible.
Microsoft Software Select
Current Taylor students are eligible to purchase select Microsoft products at a discount. Read More for pricing and to place your order.
Several carriers provide cellphone coverage to the Upland area. Two carriers, Verizon and AT&T, have towers near campus and provide the best coverage.