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2018 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 25, 2018.  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:

Date Location Hours
August 25th (Move-in Day) Murray Student Center 3102 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
August 26th Donnelly Hall 101 (ResNet Office) 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 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 offerse two options for purchasing.


Bringing a Computer

  • ResNet provides full support for Windows 10, 8.1, & 7, as well as Mac OSX 10.11 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 (Windows 8.0 is no longer supported by Microsoft and therefore not supported by ResNet).
  • Mac:  The latest available Mac OS X software updates are required.  Only OS X 10.11 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 student use.

Should I buy a Mac or Windows computer? 
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.  Certain majors may require the use of software which can only be installed on Windows, please check with the school that your student will be studying in if you are unsure.  

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. ResNet does not provide support for any student-owned printers on campus.  Printing is available to the student in any of the general labs around campus from the lab computers.  ResNet will not allow students to connect their computers directly to printers in the computer labs.  

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.   You will have to locate the MAC address for your device by checking in the network settings.  Not all multimedia devices have the capability to connect to the Marist College network, and ResNet provides limited support for these devices. 


File Sharing/Copyright Infringement

File sharing of copyrighted materials without the permission of the copyright owner is illegal and a violation of the Marist College Acceptable Usage Policy which can be found at http://security.marist.edu/. By using your Marist Account or any device on the Marist network, you agree to and are bound by all terms and conditions of the AUP.  

You do not have to be downloading to be caught for file sharing. Peer to peer (P2P) software is always running in the background even if you are not downloading. Uninstall any peer to peer (P2P) software before you come to school. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) target individuals who are in violation of copyright laws. If Marist receives a letter from these organizations, the student’s network access will be removed and he or she will be placed on network probation. To learn more about copyright laws and the security policies of Marist College please visit: http://security.marist.edu/


First Offense for Student Violation of the AUP

Student removed from the Marist network and placed on network probation.  

  1. Student must bring their computer to the ResNet office.
  2. All peer to peer software will be uninstalled by a ResNet technician.
  3. Every copyrighted file will be deleted unless the student provides proof of purchase.
  4. Student must sign the Marist College Acceptable Usage Policy

Second Offense for Student Violation of the AUP

Student removed from the Marist network and placed on network probation for 1 week. The 1 week probation does not start until after the computer is cleaned.


Third Offense for Student Violation of the AUP

Student removed from the Marist network and placed on network probation. After the computer is cleaned the student will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for resolution.