Getting started with your digital essentials  - Student Guide

Need help activating your account or setting up your devices? We have a limited number of student IT appointments available each day. Click here to book your appointment.


Are you a Deakin student living on campus? Click here for more information on setting up your devices.

Are you a Deakin College student looking to get started with your Digital essentials? Click here

Activate IT Account

Activate your Deakin IT account

Get started by activating your Deakin University IT account - Setup a password and note down your new username! 

Already have an account, but having trouble logging in? Click here for more information

If you're a new student, your username will be your student ID with 's' at the front e.g; s123456789
If you are a returning student (prior to T3 2021), you may have the old format.

Important: You can get your username and reset your password from the Password Reset Portal here


Setup WiFi

Setup WiFi - Get connected

One of the first things you should do when you set foot on campus is to connect to Deakin Wi-Fi. Our Wi-Fi network is called eduroam. 

We have a new certificate so if you’ve previously connected to eduroam and are experiencing problems, you may need to forget eduroam and re-connect.


Do you know that printing is now free for all students? Click here to get started with printing

Setup MFA

Setup Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Use an extra layer of security with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to protect your account from unauthorised access.

It only takes a few minutes to get started with the DUO Mobile app!

Install Microsoft Office

Prepare to march into your classes with MS Office essentials installed on your computer! It's a single setup and yes, it's free for all Deakin University students! 

Access Software 

Find, download and install software for your computer via the Deakin University Software library

As a Deakin student, you can also access software in the cloud, on any device, from wherever you need to be via Apps and Desktops Anywhere (ADA)