McGlynn Information Technology Center

We manage the University's information technology infrastructure — network, hardware, and software — and offer comprehensive IT services.


  • the tech you need

    Technology Recommendations for Incoming Students

    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.

  • Operating System: Windows 7, 8.1, 10, Mac OS X (version 10.9, Mavericks or later)
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.4 GHz or better
  • Hard Drive: 120 GB or more
  • RAM / Memory: 4GB or more
  • Admin Rights: You should have “admin rights” for software installs and the ability to control settings on your computer
  • Internet connection: high-speed is recommended
    • Test your connection to see if you meet the recommended download speed of 10 Mbps or higher and upload speed of 2 Mbps or higher
  • Webcam (built-in or external)
  • USB Headset with microphone (PC users): built-in sound and mics DO NOT work well on PC due to feedback
  • St. Kate’s email account and calendar
  • Office productivity tools, including Office 365, which can be installed on multiple personal devices; Google Apps for Education, which includes Google Drive. Students have unlimited storage using Google Docs, sheets, or slides.
  • McAfee Antivirus
  • Wireless is available throughout campus
  • Computers and printers are available in all academic buildings. Students get allocated print credits each semester. Additional print credits can be purchased if needed.

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.

Cable TV
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.


  • something not working?

    Technology Help for Current Students

    Current students can login to Kateway to fill out a Help Desk ticket, access help guides, and take advantage all IT resources.


  • McGlynn Gift

    Dedicated to a Generous Supporter

    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.


Contact Us

St. Paul Campus
Coeur de Catherine
Room Library 120
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Mailbox# F-34

Call: 651.690.6402
Always available: any time, any day.

The phone is answered after Help Desk hours by our after-hours partner, CampusEAI.

Email: helpdesk@stkate.edu
Answered during Help Desk hours

Chat:
Chat with the Help Desk using your Google Chat

hours

Regular Hours:

St. Paul Help Desk

  • Monday - Thursday 8 a.m - 10 p.m
  • Friday 8 a.m - 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday 9 a.m - 5 p.m.

Minneapolis Help Desk

  • Monday - Friday 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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.