Technology Basics

Here is basic information and tools you will need to get started with the most important Georgetown technology tools. We will offer further information during MS-ESM Program Orientation.

Student ID / NetID / Google E-Mail

NetIDs are automatically assigned, unique electronic identifiers for each authorized user at Georgetown. Your NetID is required for access to many of the systems and services you will use while at Georgetown. Having a NetID does not automatically give access to all computer systems or services. Refer to your Enrollment Package provided with your admission decision letter for information on setting up your NetID and password. Your NetID and password are used to access your Georgetown Google email account. Once your email account has been set up, simply visit  to log in.

The NetID can be accessed through the decision letter available in your online application. If you cannot access your NetID, or if you are unable to log in or experience any difficulties, contact University Information Systems (UIS) at 202-687-4577 or via email at for assistance. Please update your password as soon as possible to avoid the expiration of your account.


The GoCard is the official identification card of Georgetown University. The card provides your student ID number, allows access to certain facilities on campus, and can be used to pay for a variety of purchases both on and off-campus. Learn more about where you can use your GoCard. Upload your photo four weeks before arriving on campus.


As an MS-ESM student, there are two sources of technology available for your use: University Information Systems (UIS) for campus-wide systems and McDonough School of Business (MSB) for our internal systems. Your login for both systems is your Student ID (Net ID). You will receive a temporary password for each with instructions on how to set a permanent password.

University Information Systems (UIS)

UIS manages the campus-wide technology resources available to all Georgetown University students. These resources include Canvas (where you access and view course materials), MyAccess (where you view course schedules, tuition bills, personal contact information, and health insurance enrollment), GU Google Mail (the university e-mail system), and SaxaNet (Georgetown’s secure wireless network). If you have not yet done so, you should change your temporary password to a permanent one.

McDonough School of Business (MSB)

The McDonough School of Business has an internal system for network printing, room reservations, document storage, and submission of help requests to the Technology Center.

The McDonough School of Business Technology Center (MSBTC) has a team of staff and students dedicated to serving the IT needs of the McDonough community of students, faculty, and staff. A walk-up help window is available on the first floor of the Hariri Building, and the MSBTC offers information specific for business school students at