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..." because you will need your SCU Network ID/Username and password to complete the setup to access student WiFi network; set up Policy Key, and Network Access Control Client (currently SafeConnect). 




July 2020 UPDATE: Santa Clara Law School has decided that all classes will be now be online for Fall 2020. 



Important Terms to know


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


Student ID: The 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). You will also need your 11-digit student ID to register for exam taking software.


SCU Network ID/Username: 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. Your SCU Network ID/Username will be used for MySCU, Camino, Zoom, Access Office, etc.


MySCU: This is single sign-on portal to access SCU apps, i.e. SCU G Suite, Camino, Zoom, Access Office,etc.


Network Access Control Client: Currently, Safe Connect (but will change in Fall 2020), is a security layer managed by University IT to grant SCU users access to the Internet and SCU network resources via SCU's campus WiFi network.

Policy Key: Cerificate that needs to be installed in order for the Network Access Control client to authenticate to policy server to provide you access to SCU campus WiFi network and resources.

SCU-Student: SSID, service set identifier designated for registered SCU students.

SCU-Guest: SSID, service set identifier designated for SCU visitors on campus.

Smart Print: Pay for print system on campus. 



Prerequisite. In order to get connected to SCU's student WiFi Network (SCU-Student), you must have a SCU Network ID/Username and password. If you do not have your SCU Network ID/Username and/or have not setup your SCU Gmail account yet, then make sure to follow this tutorial (or a detailed tutorial ) to retrieve your SCU Network ID/Username from eCampus


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. 


If you have an approved Anti-Virus software, then skip this install. Santa Clara University requires that you have an anti-virus software install on your laptop to gain access to the campus WiFi network

Visit https://www.scu.edu/technology/quick-start-guide-for-students/ and check out what Santa Clara University recommends.




Please note If you choose to use Sophos, then create an account on Sophos Home using your official SCU Gmail account (e.g. RBGinsburg@scu.edu). Also, if you are a Mac OS Catalina user and plan to install Sophos Home, then review this Sophos FAQ on additional setups that you need to avoid pop-up issues.



Step 2. Now that you have have installed/verified an anti-virus software on your computer, you can now connect to SSID ( SCU-Student) and complete your final setup below. Also, you can review our video 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://www.change.org to have SCU's Network Access Control (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.



Wait! There's more...

If you are feeling more adventurous and need information on Smart Print client and driver installs, then

For Windows: University IT page on installing SmartPrint or Law Technology's Windows 10 SmartPrint Tutorial.

For Macs:
How to install Smart Print Monochrome printer drivers for Mac


Nice! You are now the on the student WiFi network. If you need to print, then you have these options


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 (recommended, no client install needed): 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.