Get Connected to WiFi

The wireless networks at the Samuel Merritt University Campuses support all wireless devices on the 5GHz band (802.11 a/n/ac) and 2.4GHz band (802.11 b/g/n). These are available to all SMU employees, students, and guests. The coverage spans throughout the classrooms, offices, computer labs, and other communal areas.


Faculty, Staff, Students

  • smu_lawn is the preferred wireless network. Log in using your SMU username and password. All wireless traffic between your device and the wireless access point is encrypted. This wireless connection doesn't require re-entering your credentials after initial sign-on.
  • smu_wifi serves as an alternative connection to our wireless network if you can't connect to smu_lawn. This wireless connection does require re-entering your credentials each time you reconnect with the network. Please reach out to us if you can't connect to smu_lawn, for that is the preferred more secure wireless network to connect to.


  • smu_guest is a wireless network set up for guests of SMU. It has an active session time out of 60 minutes.

Important: All students are required to connect to smu_lawn especially when taking a test (i.e. Respondus or Hesi).

SMU Students and Employees

SMU Guests

IMPORTANT: All students are required to connect to smu_lawn, especially when taking a test.(i.e. Respondus or Hesi).

Step 1. Open your wireless adapter and connect to smu_guest

smu_guest connection

Step 2. Open your internet browser and accept the Guest Services Acceptable Use Policy.

smu_guest policy page

If you don’t see the below page, go to


Submit a Help Ticket

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PST

510.907.2555 option 1. After hours option 5. (on campus, dial ext. 2555)

Oakland Campus: 3300 Webster Street and 3012 Summit G687 C-wing                                                                      

San Francisco Peninsula and Sacramento campuses, we can schedule remote assistance or onsite support.

We'd love to hear from you. Share comments or let us know about issues with our wireless network. 

Wireless Feedback Form