August 25: Wireless Network (WiFi) Certificate Update

WashU IT will renew the wireless network (WiFi) certificate for the networks listed below on August 25, between 7:00 and 7:30 am. While no service interruption is anticipated you may be prompted by your computer or mobile device to accept a new certificate named  Please accept this new certificate to maintain access to the wireless […]

Food, fun, and TEAM BUILDING at Top Golf

Thank you to leadership for a wonderful event in which we competed in 4 teams. Congratulations to team 234 for winning the competition! This was a great opportunity to build new friendships and strengthen existing ones. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”

A huge thank you to Dr. Okamota

Thank you to Dr. Okamota for donating filament to the Tech Den. This partnership is built to last! Much appreciated Dr. O! Dr. Okamotao leads efforts of the Spartan Light Metal Products Makerspace located in Jubel Hall. For more info on resources, membership, and events please visit

Tasty treats for techs!

Here’s the scoop. WashU IT celebrated their staff with ice cream this summer. Food and fun were enjoyed by all. Thank you to our amazing leadership.

WashU Tech Den hosts Open House

WashU Tech Den hosted its official open house on May 31st, 2022. A homecoming event was hosted to welcome all back to campus as well as give graduates, professional, and non-residential students an opportunity to engage with the staff, space, and resources provided by Tech Den. The showcase included a WashU-themed 3D putt-putt course, tours […]

A Blast From the Past

“I have laptop and desktop computers spanning several generations of technology, and each afternoon this week I brought a different one to the TechDen to assess whether the hardware still worked and what files might still be on them. With Christian and Rachel’s help I was able to move through the long-deferred task of backing […]

IT Security Alert

May 26: Action RequiredRetirement of Passcode option for WashU Two-Factor Authentication Effective Today Effective today, May 26, at 5:30pm CST, Washington University Information Technology is retiring the use of Passcode as an authentication method for WashU Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) to enhance information security at WashU. You are receiving this message due to your use of a passcode to authenticate your WashU credentials within the last […]

Congrats to the Winners of the STS 3D Design Competition!

Grand Prize and Second Place Shiyeon M. (1st)                                                                               Lilly G.(2nd) Judges Choice Awards Sam N.      […]

Scam alert: watch for fake PayPal invoices

Fraudsters are sending fake invoices via PayPal… and some are paying up without thinking twice. These scams most commonly appear as email messages informing you that you have received an invoice via PayPal. If you click the link and pay using your PayPal account, your money will be gone instantly, transferred to the scammer who […]

Tech Updates for #WashU22

Office 365: email and apps Your email account will remain active indefinitely after you graduate.This means you will keep your WUSTL email account and its contents. To access your email, continue logging in with your WUSTL Key as before, but make sure to keep your Duo app to 2FA into your account. You will […]

The Tech Den has found a permanent home at 6214 Forsyth Blvd and is open for business! Forsyth House (once used as a hub for Sam Fox administrators) was completely renovated and redesigned to meet the technology needs of graduate, professional, and commuter students at the university.

During the university’s COVID-19 response efforts, the Tech Den, launched in August 2020, was developed to bridge graduate student technology support gaps. Through June 2021, the Liberman Graduate Center, located on the third floor of the DUC, provided temporary offices for Tech Den staff and clients. In October 2021, extensive research and renovation efforts were […]

Free SPSS, SAS and MATLAB Software for Students

Students can download SPSS, SAS and MATAB for class work on their personal computers at: If you have any issues with downloading, please contact the the WashU Tech Den at 314-933-7100 (option 2) For the latest software options, visit Software Options for Students.

Dr. Carter Appointed Chairman of the MTC

We congratulate Dr. Dedric Carter for his recent appointment as the chairman of the Missouri Technology Corporation’s (MTC) board of directors by Governor Mike Parson. Dr. Carter serves as the Vice Chancellor for Operations and Technology Transfer and is a professor of practice in the McKelvey School of Engineering and Olin School of Business at […]

Free SPSS and SAS Software for Students

For the lates software options, visit Software Options for Students. Students can download SPSS and SAS for class work on their personal computers at: SPSS Statistics 27 Download – Be sure to choose from “Products for Student Use Only”. SAS 9.4 Download Please contact Software Licensing for Mac and Linux platforms, or if you have […]

Do Your Part, #BeCyberSmart

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The Office of Information Security has provided some great resources and are hosting virtual events throughout the month to learn about how to stay safe online. Learn more on the Cybersecurity Awareness Month page and follow them on Twitter (@WUSTL_InfoSec) for up-to-date notifications about alerts, updates, and additional resources.

Tech Den to Attend EMBA 56 – Tech Session!

Tech Den staff will be attending the EMBA 56 – Tech Session on Sunday, September 20th, for GO!Week at the Ritz Carlton from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM. We will have a table set up with swag bags, flyers, information, and laptops for displaying Tech Den’s website. Also, Tech Den will be on call during […]

Zoom Etiquette for Students

At the request at some of our thoughtful campus partners, we’ve done some research and requested some of our always amazing student techs’ input in assembling some Zoom best practices for WashU students. Do you have any others to add to the list? Email

Free SPSS Statistics Software for Students

WashU Is offering free SPSS Statistics software to students for the 2021 fiscal year. Download the Windows version of the software from the Software Licensing website. Be sure to choose from “Products for Student Use Only”. Please contact Software Licensing for Mac and Linux platforms, or if you have any issues with the download, at

Introducing TechDen!

Washington University promotes high-quality campus computing. Wondering about the recommended specs for a laptop for your degree? Check out – a new site that brings together each school’s recommended hardware specifications and more. At the center of the initiative is the requirement that undergraduate students new to Washington University in St. Louis own laptop […]

TechDen Student Announcement

Starting in the fall semester of 2020, all new and returning undergraduate students at Washington University in St. Louis, must own a laptop that meets University specifications. If a student’s technology is insufficient, Tech Den will recommend upgrades to existing technology, a replacement machine, or another solution to meet students’ technology needs. Wondering about the […]