Information Technology Services

ITS is the Samuel Merritt University community's one-stop-shop for technology support. Our goal is to facilitate learning and enhance the classroom experience.  We provide support, training, and guidance in all aspects of technology.

IT Service Desk

The IT Service Desk is your single point of contact for technical services. Whether you need technical assistance, have a question, or require technology equipment, we are here to help.  Onsite Service Desk hours are Monday to Friday 8 a.m-5 p.m. The quickest way to receive technical services is to submit a service request (below). You can also visit Support Portal  or call 510.907.2555 (Option 1, service desk 24/7).

We are located at the Oakland Campus at 3300 Webster St. Suite 308. For clients at our San Francisco Peninsula, Sacramento and Fresno Campuses, we offer remote assistance. We schedule periodic onsite campus site visits as needed.


Full Range of Services

  • Personal Computing Support:  SMU owned desktop/laptop/thin client computers, and tablets
  • Network and Infrastructure Services:  Campus networks, internet services, inter-campus connectivity, servers, data centers, backup, and recovery
  • Business Technology Solutions: Printing, copying, scanning, telephone services (business and mobile), and fax services
  • Identity and Access Services: User account administration, password management, data security, systems access
  • Enterprise and Web Application Support: Student information systems, websites, web applications, and administrative system support
  • Media Services: Event technical support, classroom technology support, media equipment, and videography
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Technology Discounts

The University has negotiated a variety of technology discounts that are available to students, faculty, and staff. Some discounts may require verification of your educational status, such as a valid Samuel Merritt University email address. Most discounts can be obtained by simply clicking through the provided links.


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Personal Computer System Requirements

Students and faculty who plan to use their personal laptops for class and other academic purposes will need to make sure their machines meet minimum system specifications. We cannot provide assistance to laptops and devices that do not meet these specifications.