Access to Computers - Department of Computer Science - Purdue University Skip to main content

Access to Computers

Public access computers are located in the computer lab on the first floor of Stewart Center, in the Purdue Memorial Union, and the Undergraduate Library.

Set Up a Purdue Career Account:

Your online admission letter provides the information needed. To activate your career account, you need your Purdue University Identification Number (PUID), which was provided in your online admission decision letter. You will also need an initial account setup PIN. The initial account setup PIN was sent to you by email from the Graduate School's Admissions office after you reviewed your online admission decision letter. Contact with questions.


Access your CS account:

Your CS account login and password is the same as your Purdue Career Account. However, you need to visit the CS portal site to acknowledge our Acceptable Use Policy.

  • Follow this link: Acceptable Use Policy
  • Log in with your Purdue Career Account information
  • Confirm password manager option. You should see a page with: Acceptable Use Policy
  • Acknowledge the policy and submit. 


Configure your Purdue Career Account to receive email:
  • Make sure your Purdue email is configured to "store" by visiting (use your Purdue Career Account login/password)
  • Go to the "Change Mailbox" link under Your Account Tools. The recommended setting is “Purdue myMail Service”.

You can get full details for accessing your Purdue mail account at


Change your password:


Set up wireless access:



Encounter a problem:

Visit or send a message to

Last Updated: Jun 26, 2019 1:42 PM

Department of Computer Science, 305 N. University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: (765) 494-6010 • Fax: (765) 494-0739

Copyright © 2024 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact the College of Science.