New Student Technology Information
New to Taylor? Technology is already a part of your life and it will be an important part of your experience at Taylor University. This page will introduce you to some of the most important pieces of that technology and how to find out more.
myTAYLOR is your launching pad to important Taylor resources you will use throughout your Taylor career. First, you will need to activate your Taylor University account and set a password. You will receive an email from Taylor explaining the process. Once you have your account set up, you can log into myTAYLOR and access resources like the following:
- Email—Every Taylor student receives a Taylor email address. Official electronic communication from the University will go to that address, not a personal address you might already have.
- Blackboard—Taylor’s learning management system for submitting assignments, checking your grades, participating in discussion boards, and more.
- TOWER and My TU Degree—Register for classes, track grades, and plan your academic career.
- MyFA—Work with your financial aid at Taylor.
- Campus News and Calendar—The community page on myTAYLOR helps you keep track of what’s happening at the university and when.
Taylor provides TOWER Proxy to students and parents for use in accessing student records. Read the TOWER Proxy Page for more information.
Students don’t need their own printers—printers for student use are available in the Zondervan Library, Euler Science Complex, Nussbaum Science Building, Reade Liberal Arts Center, and Kesler Student Activities Center. By using CampusSecurePrint as a printing option, students can send a document to the print queue, and use their Student ID to print the document at any of the above locations.
Several carriers provide cellphone coverage to the Upland area. Two carriers, Verizon and AT&T, have towers near campus and provide the best coverage. Sprint and T-Mobile users may find their signal more variable and less reliable. Taylor does have a robust wireless network in the academic spaces and residence halls, however, so if your carrier offers WiFi calling as an option, that may be worth exploring.
Mac or Windows? When purchasing a computer for use on at Taylor, you have a lot of options to choose from. Read our guide on how to approach purchasing a computer as an incoming student. Your own comfort and needs and the advice of your academic program are often the most important factors in making this important decision.
Note: Wireless coverage is available in all residence halls, all academic areas, and many public areas on campus. A wired network port is available in each residence hall room upon request.
If you have more technology questions, please let us know! The staff of Information Technology are happy to help. Sometimes your question might be better answered by your admissions counselor, the registrar’s office, or the Student Accounts Office. If so, we will help you make that connection so that you can get the answers you need.
You can reach us by phone, email, or in-person walk-up help at the Helpdesk in Zondervan Library.