This page applies to Students.
If you plan to bring a computer with you, almost any PC or MAC purchased in the last two years will be suitable. We support wireless protocols b, g, and n.
Check with your advisor to see if there is a software requirement for your major. For the majority of students, we recommend purchasing Microsoft Office.
North Greenville University has partnered with ScholarBuys to provide students, faculty and staff with academic software at heavily discounted prices. Visit your personalized V-store at VarsityBuys.com to get the software you need today.
As an alternative, Apache OpenOffice is the free
open-source productivity suite that rivals Microsoft's Office suite, the
business world's standard. OpenOffice is compatible with most
Office documents and many other file types. Like Office, it's a
collection of powerful tools, but you don't have to install all its
modules. The latest version of OpenOffice supports Windows 8. Read more at OpenOffice.org.
We also recommend that students maintain a subscription with an antivirus provider to be protected. Review Lifehacker to better understand how a virus can affect your computer. If you do not already have virus protection software, click on one of the following links to download free software:
To help prevent your computer from getting a virus, do not open e-mail attachments from an unknown sender. This could compromise your computer as well as your friends' computers.
Wireless Internet Access
The wireless SSID designated for student use is called CrusaderConnect. CrusaderConnect is an encrypted connection which is an important security safe-guard when wireless is used for access to sites that require authentication. The password is "crusader" (all lower case). The password is no secret; we want everyone to know it. The password is not the security, it is the method for implementing encryption.
A special note for iOS (Apple) device users if you are moving from Students SSID: you must "forget" the Students network before attaching to the CrusaderConnect SSID. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, go to the Settings App, touch Wi-Fi, and then Students. Touch "Forget This Network" and then confirm. Now select CrusaderConnect and enter "crusader" as the password. Now turn your wireless connection Off then On a couple of times, and you're done!
For Android, Windows, and OSX users, simply connect to the new SSID and enter the password when prompted.
If you need assistance in moving to CrusaderConnect, please contact the Help Desk at 864-977-7272
Mobile Devices We cannot provide support or guarantee service for mobile devices at this time.