Information Technology A to Z Index

Information Technology Checklist: New Students


EKUDirect provides access to a wide range of data for students (pending admit through graduation):

  • Register for classes
  • Personal information
  • Parking permit information
  • Online schedule book
  • Check grades 
  • & More

Directions for EKUDirect
Login to EKUDirect

►Activate your EKU email (myMail) account

  1. Go to EKUDirect and log in using your EKU student ID
  2. Activate your email account
  • select Personal Information (second tab, gray bar along top of page)
  • select Activate EKU Student Email Account
  • username, initial password and email address will be displayed

How to activate your myMail account (Training to activate your myMail account is provided during EKU Orientation)
Go to myMail

► Office 365 Pro Plus is FREE  

All registered students have access to Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus through myMail.
Learn more

►Wireless Network

Residential Student Connection Guides
Connect Devices to Wi-Fi

► Wired in the Dorm Rooms

Connect to Ethernet/Wired

Passwords & Accounts

View passwords & accounts support article


The Blackboard learning management system at Eastern Kentucky University is a resource provided for all students and instructors as a tool to enhance learning.
Blackboard Basics
Blackboard Help
Login to Blackboard

Computer Labs 

There are three IT Computer Labs on campus.

Locations and hours for IT Computer Labs
View ALL Computer Labs on Campus
Cloud Printing/Student Printing Guidelines


DegreeWorks Student Help Sheet
Video Tutorials

IT Service Desk

The IT Service Desk is the computer users first point of contact for all service issues, questions, troubleshooting and consultation. 
Visit the IT Service Desk for more information.

► Equipment Checkout

Various equipment including laptops, cameras and projectors are available for checkout from the EKU GEEKS in the library lab outside of Java City.
Find out more about checking out equipment

► Printing

►Peer-to-Peer Software

Remove all peer-to-peer software including:

  • LimeWire
  • Frostwire
  • BitTorrent
  • Vuze

If caught downloading copyrighted materials, University sanctions, civil lawsuits and criminal charges may apply.
View Code of Ethics for Computing & Communications


►Student Web Space (W: Drive)

The W: Drive is a students personal storage and webspace.
Find out more about the W: Drive

► Residential Students

Visit the IT ResNet page for more information about residential halls and getting connected.


Include your official EKU email, and an IT Tech will reach out to you for assistance.