Welcome to Stonehill!

The Department of Information Technology would like to welcome you to Stonehill College! We hope the information below will help you to utilize all of the technology and services that we provide to you.

Your Stonehill email address, username, and password are the keys to your digital life at Stonehill. You’ll use your email address to log in to all of our Office 365-powered applications and services (including important applications like myHill and Canvas), and your username to log in to campus computers, register your devices, connect to wireless, and more. Your password is the same for all these things!

The first time you log in to your email or any part of Office365, you will be asked to register verification methods which will allow you to log in through MFA, as well as change your password, unlock your account, or reset a forgotten or expired password.

Your Stonehill account enables you to leverage Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud service to access a variety of useful online tools. Your Stonehill email works seamlessly through either the O365 web interface or Outlook on your computer or phone. Everyone at Stonehill can be found through the People directory, which can also be used to easily send meeting requests from your O365 calendar.

Your Stonehill Office 365 account also gives you access to download and install the latest version of the full Office suite of applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote on up to 5 of your personal devices at a time. You also gain access to web versions of these applications, making collaborations with classmates and faculty a breeze. Plus, you can safely store up to 1TB of files in your OneDrive, which allows sharing with others and makes your files accessible from all of your devices.

myHill is your path to everything! To access myHill, navigate to myhill.stonehill.edu and sign in using your Stonehill email address and password. Through myHill, you’ll have easy access to many College resources including your email, Canvas and more. Refer to the myHill for Students category on our Knowledge Base for more information about using myHill.

Canvas is our learning management system. Most faculty members use Canvas to post their course syllabi, content, assignments and grades. You will be required to log in to Canvas on a regular basis, which you can do by going to stonehill.instructure.com or selecting the Canvas button from within myHill.

Canvas has a free app that allows you to access your Canvas courses from your mobile devices. Whether you’re scanning through a course document, catching up on a discussion, or scrolling through new activity, the Canvas Student mobile app is all about being connected to your courses. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

Buying a new laptop for college? Consider taking a look at our laptop recommendations for ideas on minimum specifications, as well as consulting with the head of your major to see if their curriculum comes with any specific requirements.

Attention Business majors: The Stonehill College Meehan School of Business has specific recommendations for student laptops for some majors. All students majoring in accounting, finance, international business, marketing, management, management information systems, sports management, or undeclared business must have a Windows laptop. Learn more about Meehan School laptop requirements

Antivirus software is strongly recommended for both PC and Mac. Windows 10 and Windows 11 both come with Microsoft's own antivirus solution, Windows Defender, already included. Macs do not come with a standalone antivirus solution included, so we strongly recommend installing one if you have a Mac.

The MacPhaidin Library contains computers and printers that are available during normal library hours. Additionally, an open computer lab with printing is available on the first floor of the Meehan School of Business Building, and classroom computers are available for use when classes are not in session.

You can learn more about these spaces and the software that is available to you on the Software Availability by Location and Classroom and Lab Technologies pages. For more information about printing in the labs, including how to print from your laptop or mobile device, refer to the Printing category on our Knowledge Base.

All residence halls have multiple connections to our wired network, providing high-speed access to the internet and our internal web services. Our secure wireless network, called hillspot, is available in all buildings on campus.

Whenever possible, gaming consoles and streaming devices should be registered and connected via a wired connection, so you should bring a 25-foot network cable with these devices. Wireless-only streaming devices (such as Amazon Echo, Chromecast and the Amazon Fire TV stick) should be connected to our guest network. Students should be aware that these devices may not behave as expected on our network. Instructions for registering your devices can be found under the Device Registration category on our Knowledge Base.

We provide a wealth of informative documentation and training materials in our Knowledge Base, which you can always find conveniently linked from the IT website, along with our Service Catalog.

These resources all appear in the Client Portal, which also allows you to manage your support tickets with the IT Service Desk.

The IT Service Desk is staffed by both full-time employees and student assistants, who provide answers to general technology questions as well as assistance with the services we provide. Stop by the Service Desk in Duffy 025, call 508-565-1111 or send us an email at service-desk@stonehill.edu.