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Getting Started

Open a Brandeis account   

New faculty may open a Brandeis account within 360 days of their appointment start date once they have received and accepted their letter of appointment.

New staff may open an account within three days of their hire, once they have checked in with HR. 

If they require an account sooner, they may open a sponsored email account, which is converted over to a full account at the start of their first month. 

Directions for opening a sponsored email account are on the account creation page.

Make sure your department has arranged for an office computer for you

Departments almost always take care of this well before you arrive, but it doesn't hurt to contact your department administrator and make sure.


Set up your voicemail

Read our directions for setting up your voicemail.



Access your email  

We recommend using the Gmail web client, but if you wish you may also configure an email client on your computer.  Click here for instructions.

Use Google Calendar  

Everyone with a Brandeis account will gain a Brandeis Google calendar account. Your calendar may be viewed by going to Check out our documentation of features.


Obtain access to your department's network share on the server

Not all departments have a departmental share, but your department administrator will know.  To gain access to your department's share, ask your department administrator to request access on your behalf by contacting the Help Desk.

Learn about off-campus computing resources 

It's helpful to know how to connect to campus resources from off campus.  You can check out our off-campus computing pages here

Become more aware of computer security

There is a lot to know about staying safe and protecting your information online.  Learn more about how to protect yourself and our campus community.


Other Resources

LATTE, Brandeis's Learning And Teaching Technology Environment

sage, Brandeis's student administrative system

BUSS, for setting up direct deposit and viewing payroll information

LTS subject liaisons, to help you use library and technology resources in your teaching, learning, and research

Instructional support services for faculty, including First Year Library Instruction Programs, the multimedia lab, and foreign language teaching support

Technology in Classrooms, for assistance with technology-enhanced classrooms and for loans of AV equipment

Computer and Media Labs, for information about public computing or to reserve a hands-on computer classroom for teaching