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Onboarding Guide

Account setup

As a new College of Science employee, you will be contacted by your IT representative with instructions and a temporary password to be used for setting up your Purdue career account. This will occur after your Business Office has submitted your employment paperwork to HR. You will proceed through the account setup page.

Further documentation about the account setup process, a full walk-through, and common troubleshooting suggestions is available from Purdue IT.


Purdue uses Microsoft Office365 for email services. During the account setup process you will be given the option to activate your email address. Once your mailbox has been created, you can access your email through the Outlook web portal, and you will login with your full Purdue email address ( and password.

MFA at Purdue

Purdue uses two MFA tools (Duo and Microsoft MFA). The links outline how you can set these up for yourself.


A VPN allows you to create a secure connection to another network over the internet. Purdue's VPN is required to access certain restricted Purdue services. Learn more about the Purdue VPN.

NOTE: You will need Purdue's two-factor authentication to access the VPN service. 

Wireless internet

Purdue has several broadcast wireless networks: PAL3.0, eduroam, and attwifi.


Here are instructions for connecting to College of Science printers. Printers in the College of Science follow a standard naming convention. The names begin with the four-letter abbreviation for the building where the printer is located, followed by the room number, and the abbreviation 'bw', 'co', or 'mfp'. A black and white printer is indicated by 'bw', 'co' indicates a color printer, and 'mfp' indicates a multi-function printer that has scanning or fax capabilities. For example, 'phys275mfp' is located in room 275 of the Physics building, and is a multi-function printer.

General Information and Policies

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Student Advising Office: (765) 494-1771, Fax: (765) 496-3015 • Science IT, (765) 494-4488

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