Getting Connected in Chemistry @ Brown

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry! Please follow these steps to connect to the internet in the Department of Chemistry and utilize University web services and software requiring a username and password.     

Begin by activating your Brown Account. Visit and click “Activate Here” to set up your Brown username and email account.

To access Brown’s secure wireless network, visit on campus and log in with your username and password. 

Install Anti-Virus Software. Computers used on the Brown network must have Brown-approved anti-virus software installed. For Windows 10, this means having Windows Defender activated. For Mac, please install required software.

Please remember that all Brown University computing resources, including Chemistry department file servers and printers, fall under Brown's Computing & Information Services Acceptable Use Policy. If you haven't already, please read this policy and familiarize yourself with your rights and responsibilities.

To resolve issues with Brown-owned research computers, faculty/staff computers, printing or for general questions, contact  [email protected]  or visit staff  in GeoChem 321.

Updated 8/1/22

Helpful Links

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To resolve an issue with a Brown-owned research computer, faculty/staff computer or printing

Contact [email protected]

Assistance with scientific computing and for connecting to our cluster

Contact [email protected]

To resolve an issue with your personal computer or 401-863-4357

To connect remotely using Brown’s VPN

To install Brown-licensed software  

To change your login or email password

To connect to Brown’s secure wireless network