In order to successfully access and utilize electronic resources students need the following:

  • Access to a computer with latest operating system.
  • Access to a printer
  • Access to the Internet
  • BU login name with Kerberos password
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (free)

Computer Recommendations


  • Purchase a laptop with newest operating system.
  • Purchase a USB flash drive which will make it easy for you to transport files.
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Purchase this and other software from Information Services & Technology for a substantial savings.

Computing Assistance

The first place you should look for any computing help is the Boston University Information Service & Technology