We recommend that the computer you use for your coursework meet a list of minimum specifications. That list is just a bit longer if you are taking online courses.
Wondering what will be provided for you? We cover some of the important software and online resources you'll need as a student, as well as a list of recommendations for free, downloadable tools as needed.
A full-featured PC or Mac laptop or desktop computer is recommended. Google Chromebooks, iPads, tablets and most netbooks are not recommended as the only computing device because they do not run all necessary academic applications.
Computer Labs and Printers
Computers and printers are available 24 x7 in all residence halls. Wireless printers are not permitted on campus as they can have a negative impact on the campus wireless network. However, students can set up local USB connections to personal printers.
Students who live on campus have one cable television connection in each room, provided by Direct TV. Students can use either a digital or analog TV. HBO GO is available to all students currently living in residence halls. No student-owned wireless access points are allowed on the network
Devices that use peer to peer connection, like Google Chromecast, are not compatible with our network and will not work.
Current students can login to Kateway to fill out a Help Desk ticket, access help guides, and take advantage all IT resources.
Burton J. McGlynn, a trustee emeritus of St. Catherine, made two extraordinarily generous charitable gifts to the school, specifically for computer technology. His pace-setting investments in technology launched the University toward excellence in educational technology and changed the way we teach, work and learn. The McGlynn Computer and Technology Center was dedicated March 2, 1999.
Thank you, Burton J. McGlynn and the McGlynn Family.
St. Paul Campus
Coeur de Catherine
Room Library 120
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Always available: any time, any day.
The phone is answered after Help Desk hours by our after-hours partner, CampusEAI.
Answered during Help Desk hours
Chat with the Help Desk using your Google Chat
St. Paul Help Desk
Minneapolis Help Desk
Walk-in Help Desk Assistance and Laptop Help:
Located in the Coeur de Catherine building - Room 120
Come in any time during Help Desk hours.