Computers & Accounts


The Information Technology Services (ITS) department provides computing services and support for Pomona College.

E-Mail Accounts

Pomona provides Microsoft hosted e-mail accounts for students. Because Pomona email is an essential means of communication on the Pomona campus, all students need to check their Pomona e-mail account regularly. Pomona email can be accessed via the web, mobile devices/smartphones and through most standard e-mail clients. Please refer to the Through The Gates tab on the student portal for details on how to setup your e-mail account.

Computing Accounts

Pomona students are provided computing accounts for file storage and print and e-mail services.  These accounts also offer access to public computers, software, library databases, online course material, course registration, the Internet and other network services. 

For more information on computing accounts, please visit the Knowledge Base or view the IT Security Orientation video.

Personal Computers

running Mac OS X 10.14 or better. 

Wireless networking is available in all residential and academic buildings. In addition, many outdoor spaces also have wireless.

Microsoft Office is available for free to students via our campus-wide site licensing agreements. Information regarding this program is available on the Knowledge Base or by calling the ITS Service Desk at (909) 621-8061.

The Pomona College Network Guidelines require that you use up-to-date antivirus software on your computer. In addition to antivirus software, ITS strongly recommends using anti-spyware software on your Windows computer, such as the free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program.

ITS offers limited software and operating system support for student-owned equipment. For liability reasons, ITS employees cannot perform any hardware repairs on student-owned computers.

Assistance from the Help Desk

The ITS Service Desk is located in the main public computing lab at the J.C. Cowart Information Technology Building, located at 156 E. 7th Street. It is staffed by knowledgeable student consultants and supported by full-time staff.  For more information, please visit the

Assistance is available via email, on our Knowledge Base or by telephone during staffed hours at (909) 621-8061. You can also follow the Help Desk on Twitter or Facebook.