Information Technology


Office computing refers to support of any university computer used for the purposes of conducting New School-related activities. All office computers must comply with university computing configuration requirements. These configurations will allow Information Technology to easily and efficiently provide a variety of services to your computer including system updates, antivirus protection, network printer installations, access to network drives, and backup protection for your data.

Available To

  • Faculty
  • Staff


Use of office computers is subject to the terms of the Acceptable Use Policy (PDF)

Getting Started

If you are looking to purchase a computer with university funds, note that computer hardware should be ordered through the Purchasing Office. Our Purchasing Considerations page will help to guide your purchase decisions by outlining the different features available on most computers, along with factors to consider when making your purchase.-->

If you have already purchased an administrative computer but have not coordinated setup and configuration with the IT Service Desk (formerly Help Desk), please contact them at The IT Service Desk (formerly Help Desk) staff will make sure your new system is secure, running an appropriate operating system, and all features are properly configured.

If you are a new hire, please read through the New Hire Technology Reference Guide, for an orientation of your workstation features and your access to university technology resources. This guide will also help to familiarize you with these resources.-->


IT Central
72 Fifth Avenue, Lower Level
8:00 am - 9:00pm (Mon - Thu)
8:00 am - 7:00pm (Friday)
9:00 am - 5:00pm (Saturday)
212-229-5300 xHELP (4357)
email –
IT Central Portal –

Additional Information

Regularly shutting down your workstation at the end of the day reduces energy consumption and allows you to install updates to keep your workstation safe and running smoothly.

As a faculty or staff member you should review and become familiar with the Information Resource Acceptable Use Policy (PDF). This policy establishes the rules for ethical and acceptable use of information resources at The New School.