We're excited that you will be joining the Law School Community soon and congratulate you on being accepted to Santa Clara University School of Law.  


Hopefully, you have already done "Preparing for Orientation Part-1: Setting up SCU eCampus, G-Suite email, and Camino before SCU Law Orientation because you will need your SCU Network ID and password to complete the setup for SCU WiFi, Policy Key, and SafeConnect. When you arrive on campus, you will need to be connected to SCU wireless network, specifically SCU-Student, to access the Internet and SCU network resources.


Important terms used in this tutorial


eCampus:This is the student administration portal where you can update and/or retrieve information on items like your Blind Grading ID, registration information, personal information, etc.

Student ID: This ID number assigned to you so that you can access eCampus, usually in the format of W00000123456, where 00000123456 is your student ID (also known as 11-digit ID but without the "W"). You will also need your 11-digit student ID to register on Examsoft's portal.

SCU Network ID: This your SCU Networking user account, i.e. your official SCU G-Suite email address minus the "@scu.edu." For example, the network ID for RBGinsburg@scu.edu is RBGinsburg. 

MySCU: This is single sign-on portal to access SCU Google Suite Apps and Camino.

Safe Connect: (Portal): Security layer managed by SCU IT to grant SCU users access to the Internet and SCU network resources via SCU-Student or SCU-Employee.
Policy Key: Small application that needs to be installed in order for Safe Connect portal to authenticate you on the SCU wireless network.
SCU-Student: Wireless high speed network for current SCU students only.
SCU-Guest: Public wireless network for SCU visitors on campus.
Smart Print: Pay for print system on campus.



In order to get connected to SCU-Student, you must have a SCU Network ID and password. If you do not have your SCU Network ID or have not setup your SCU Gmail account yet, then make sure to follow this tutorial to retrieve your SCU Network ID from eCampus and setup all other relevant accounts.



Step 1. Check to make sure you have an approved anti-virus application. Check here for a list of approved SCU anti-virus software. If you do, then go to Step 2. Otherwise, we recommend that you install an anti-virus software first before you install the policy key. 




NOTE: An alternate method to get to SCU's software download page is to connect via SCU-Guest wireless network or via a network data cable as shown to the left. You can then download Sophos Home version of Sophos AV by visiting SCU's software download site  or Sophos Home.

Click on the graphic below to view the FAQ about Sophos Home Free Edition.



Please note that you we highly recommend that you create an account on Sophos Home website using your official SCU Gmail Account (e.g. RBGinsburg@scu.edu)



Step 2. Now that you have an anti-virus application installed on your computer, you can now connect to SCU-Student wireless network and complete your final setup. Also, check out this FAQ to see how to install the Policy Key.


Select SCU-Student from list of available wireless networks.


Enter gosantaclara (all lower case) as the WiFi access key.



Open up a browser and access an external site like https://water.org to have SCU's Safe Connect server prompt you to install the Policy Key.


Once you have downloaded and installed the Policy Key. You may need to restart your computer to finish the install.


Check to make sure you are connecting to SCU-Student, and then open up a browser again to access an external site like https://water.org. Safe Connect server will launch the Safe Connect portal login page. You will need to enter SCU Network ID (i.e. your SCU Gmail account minus the "@scu.edu") and password. Click the box next to "I accept the acceptable use policy" and click on Submit.


NOTE: If Safe Connect portal has detected your hardware address before, e.g. same computer but re-installation of new OS,  you may not get the Safe Connect portal page. Otherwise, the Safe Connect system will assume it is a new laptop and will redirect you to the Safe Connect portal page for authentication.





If you can access an external web site, then you have successfully installed the Policy Key and authenticated with SCU's Safe Connect servers. You are now ready to access the Internet while on campus and/or use SCU network resources like the SmartPrint.



If you need to print on Campus, your options are:


Guest Printing: For SCU guests that need to print on campus and can print using their personal email address.


Smart Print Mobile Printing: Print to a printer by sending your document to an email address.


Smart Print Web only Print Center: An online web portal to upload your document and print anywhere on campus.


Smart Print client: Install SmartPrint local drivers and Pop Up client to print and release any print job on campus.