New Student Technology Information
New to Taylor? Are you coming for Summer Orientation? Are you ready to move onto campus for the start of your first term? Technology is already a part of your life and it will be an important part of your experience at Taylor University. This page will introduce you to some of the most important pieces of that technology and how to find out more.
myTAYLOR is your launching pad to important Taylor resources you will use throughout your Taylor career. First, you’ll need to set a password for your account. (See our New Student Letter.) Once you have a password, you can log into myTAYLOR and access resources like the following:
- E-mail – Every Taylor student receives a Taylor email address. Official electronic communication from the University will go to that address, not a personal address you might already have.
- Blackboard – This is our learning management system for submitting assignments, checking your grades, participating in discussion boards, and more.
- TOWER and My TU Degree – These are tools help you register for classes, track grades, and plan your academic career.
- MyFA – This is your portal for working with your financial aid at Taylor.
- Zondervan Library, Campus Store – and other helpful resources.
- Campus News and Calendar – The community page on myTAYLOR helps you keep track of what’s happening at the university and when.
- More Info – Once you’ve logged into myTAYLOR you can also access information that is reserved for current students, such as discounts on computers and software from Microsoft and Adobe.
Taylor provides TOWER Proxy to students and parents for use in accessing student records. Read the TOWER Proxy Page for more information.
Several carriers provide cellphone coverage to the Upland area. Two carriers, Verizon and AT&T, have towers near campus and provide the best coverage. Sprint and T-Mobile users may find their signal more variable and less reliable. Taylor does have a robust wireless network in the academic spaces and residence halls, however, so if your carrier offers WiFi calling as an option, that may be worth exploring.
Mac or Windows? When purchasing a computer for use on at Taylor, you have a lot of options to choose from. Read our guide on how to approach purchasing a computer as an incoming student. Your own comfort and needs and the advice of your academic program are often the most important factors in making this important decision.
Note: Wireless coverage is available in all residence halls, all academic areas, and many public areas on campus. A wired network port is available in each residence hall room upon request.
If you have more technology questions, please let us know! The staff of Information Technology are happy to help. Sometimes your question might be better answered by your admissions counselor, the registrar’s office, or the bursar. If so, we will help you make that connection so that you can get the answers you need.
You can reach us by phone, email, or in-person walk-up help. Find out more!