Information Technology

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

Purchasing a Computer

The Computer Store offers two options for purchasing.


Bringing a Computer

  • ResNet provides full support for Windows 10 and 8.1, as well as macOS 10.14 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 8.1 and Windows 10 are allowed and supported on the network (Windows 7 and 8.0 are no longer supported by Microsoft and therefore not supported by ResNet).
  • Mac:  The latest available macOS software updates are required.  Only macOS 10.14 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: 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-Setup network and follow the steps in the self-service portal, after which you will be connected to FoxNet.
  • Wired:  If you are planning to connect to the Marist Network via a physical connection (network cable), simply open a web browser to be redirected to a self-service portal where you can install the certificate necessary for your desktop or laptop to authenticate on the wired network.
  • 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-Setup wireless network.
    2. Follow the steps in the self-service portal to be connected to FoxNet.
    3. Open a web browser to verify that you can connect to the internet.

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 computers 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 only 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 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:


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.