2016 New Student Information

Welcome to Marist College!

Here is some important information to help you prepare for your first year at Marist.  For questions, contact ResNet at (845) 575.3135 or email us at resnet@marist.edu

Freshman move-in is on Saturday, August 27, 2016.  ResNet will be available in order to help freshmen install Marist software on their computer and get connected to the network.  The times and locations of our ResNet drop-in center are as follows:




August 27th (Move-in Day)

Murray Student Center 3102

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

August 28th

Donnelly Hall 101 (ResNet Office)

12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

August 29th

Donnelly Hall 101 (ResNet Office)

8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

All other days

Donnelly Hall 101 (ResNet Office)

8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (M-R)

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (F)


Purchasing a Computer

The Computer Store offers two options for purchasing.

Bringing a Computer

  • ResNet provides full support for Windows 10, 8.1, & 7, as well as Mac OSX 10.9 or higher. Please check the OS Support page for more information.
  • For recommended specifications please check the Bring Your Computer page.

Connecting Your Computer

To expedite the process on move-in day, below are the requirements to connect your computer to the Marist Network:

  • Windows:  The latest available Windows updates are required.  Only Windows 7 and newer are allowed and supported on the network.
  • Mac:  The latest available Mac OS X software updates are required.  Only OS X 10.9 and newer are allowed and supported on the network.
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise is provided by Marist at no charge and is available for all students.
    • Please visit: http://www.marist.edu/it/resnet/antivirus.html to download the software prior to coming to campus.  You must have an up-to-date antivirus client installed on your computer in order to access the Marist College network.
  • Wireless:  If you are planning to connect to the Marist Network using the FoxNet Wireless network, simply connect to the FoxNet Network using your Marist Credentials to log in.  
    • If your computer is running Windows 7, you must first connect to the “Windows WiFi Setup” network, open a browser, and you will be prompted to download and run the Windows 7 WiFi Configurator.  After the configurator has been run, enter your credentials to connect to FoxNet. 
    • After connecting to FoxNet for the first time, open a web browser to read and agree to the Marist College Technology Agreement.
  • Wired:  If you are planning to connect to the Marist Network via a physical connection (network cable), then the computer must have the Cisco NAC Agent installed. When you are physically connected to the Marist network, open a web browser to be re-directed to the login page. Use your Marist account credentials to log in and install the software.
  • User needs the ability to install any missing requirements (Administrative Access).
  • Mobile Devices:  To connect your Mobile device to the Marist network.

    1. Connect to the FoxNet wireless network. 
    2. Enter your Marist credentials, click "Connect."
    3. Open a web browser. Agree to the Marist College Technology Agreement, click "Accept."

For more information please visit the Networking web page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to bring my own computer?
No. You are not required by the college to bring a computer but the vast majority of students have their own computer. The Donnelly computer lab is open 24/7 with computers available for use to the student.

Should I buy a Mac or PC?
Both Mac and Windows are used and supported on campus. For purchasing a computer it is the personal preference of the student on which computer to purchase. Both Mac or Windows will be able to connect to the Marist network and run the required network software.

Do I need my own printer?
Students can bring a USB printer to connect to their computer if they want. Wireless printing is NOT allowed on the Marist network and will not work. Printing is also available to the student in any of the general labs around campus.

Can I use my own Antivirus software?
Yes, however the McAfee VirusScan Enterprise software is provided to all students free of charge by Marist College and updates automatically, every day. Although it is not suggested, you may still use any third party antivirus software you wish in conjunction with Marist's McAfee VirusScan Enterprise software. For more information please visit the Antivirus Software page.

Can I connect my gaming console or multimedia device to the network?
Yes. The student will have to add the MAC address of the device to the Network Self Service web page. For additional details and instructions see the Game Console Network Access Guide.