Getting Started with NJIT’s IT Services - Student Guide

Follow the steps below to get started using NJIT’s IT services.  If at any point you have questions, please contact the IST Service Desk.

1.  Claim Your UCID ​

​​Every student at NJIT is issued a UCID. Your UCID provides access to most NJIT computing services. Go to and "Claim Your UCID".

2.  NJIT Email address

Log in to Webmail by Google to check your email. 

3. Familiarize yourself with Highlander Pipeline

Log in to Highlander Pipeline at Highlander Pipeline gives you the ability to instantly view your class schedule, add/drop courses, view important announcements, and much more.

4. Moodle

Moodle is NJIT’s official learning management system. Many faculty supplement their face-to-face courses by posting course materials to their Moodle site.  

5.  Check your personal computer against the NJIT Computer Requirements

NJIT provides baseline specifications on computers for incoming students. NJIT has a partnership with Dell and Lenovo to provide computers that meet the specifications at a discount. For more information, please refer to the Computer Requirement FAQ.

6.  Download software

The IST Software Download page lists all the software products available for NJIT students to download.


Virtual Private Networking (VPN) is a service that allows you to connect to the NJIT network from off-campus using the Internet Service Provider (ISP) of your choice. This allows you to securely access NJIT network resources from anywhere at any time.

8.   Public Computing Labs

Familiarize yourself with the public computing labs, their locations, hours of operation, and available software.

9.   Information Services & Technology (IST) website

The IST website has information on many of the IT Services offered at NJIT.


Last Updated: November 13, 2019