Welcome Class of 2019

Welcome to Wharton, Class of 2019.

Before you’re completely immersed in coursework, Alex and I would like to take a moment to highlight some of the technology resources available to you.

On campus and beyond
When on campus, the Wharton complex has the infrastructure you need for coursework and extracurricular activities: computer labs, wireless access, mobile device charging stations, printers, classroom recording and Group Study Rooms (GSRs). No matter where you are you can access Wharton’s public computers and printers from your own computer, tablet or handheld device.

SPIKE: Wharton’s student portal
SPIKE gives you quick access to resources such as course registration and materials, Wharton’s student directory – Community, news and events, career management information, and more. Many of SPIKE resources are available on the go via the Wharton Connect app. Available for iOS and Android, the app gives you quick access to GSR reservations, class check-ins, Wharton news and events as well as Community.

Get Whartonized
Our Get Whartonized guide walks you through all of the technology resources available to you including an overview of course materials, email, printing information and much more. Also, be sure to attend one of our configuration sessions where you can have your devices configured for use at Wharton.

Student Computing
The Student Computing team provides high-caliber technical support. We troubleshoot, provide purchasing advice, and get your laptops and mobile devices setup and ready to use at Wharton. Help is available in person during the day and evening or 24/7 by phone, email, chat and the web. Check out the Computing tab in SPIKE (spike.wharton.upenn.edu/support) for our office hours and location, contact information and to browse our Knowledge Base.

Your technology experience matters to us
Many of the technology services listed here are a result of student feedback. Our Student UX team is dedicated to gathering your feedback and ensuring that our services meet your needs. We look forward to working together to enhance the technologies that you rely on. Some of our most successful projects are student-initiated, so feel free to contact us with any technology-related ideas you have.

Once again, welcome to Wharton – we look forward to meeting you and best of luck in your studies.

Best regards,
Dan Alig, Chief Information Officer
Alexander Milne, IT Director, Student Computing