Student Handbook – Information Technology

During your education at MU’s College of Veterinary Medicine you will be using computers to access, evaluate and disseminate information.  It is your responsibility as a student of the institution and of the profession to use information technology resources in a manner that reflects positively upon the veterinary community. Please review the Acceptable Use Policy for more on this topic.

Username and Passwords:

All students are assigned a unique username when they first register for classes.  Your password should be unique to your university account, do not set it to a password you use on other sites. When you sign into your account for the first time you will be prompted to set-up multi-factor authentication (MFA). This is an added layer of security that requires a second form or identification to access your account.  You should never share your password or your MFA information with anyone including technical staff.  You are ultimately responsible for ANY and ALL communication that is tied back to your username.

Password/MFA Tools


All MU students automatically receive an e-mail account. You will use your for the username and your established password to access the account. 

MU will only deliver email to your university email account and will not guarantee delivery to any other email address or system.  Your university email account is the “official” delivery point for communication about classes, exams, grades and other official CVM related activities and announcements. University email cannot be forwarded to other accounts.

The university offers the option to personalize your email account.. This will not change your username or login, but it will allow you to select an email address that you can share with others that is more user friendly.

You will continue to have access to your university email account for one year after graduation. We suggest that you maintain personal email accounts (Gmail, Hotmail, AOL, etc,) to use for family/friend communication and use your MU account for professional/educational communication. Email usage is a privilege, not a right.  Misuse of this medium can result in loss of service for temporary or extended periods of time. 

Electronic Mail Use and Management Procedures
Email Management Policy
Mizzou Webmail


The Internet has brought with it the increased opportunity to copy other’s intellectual property to use as your own.  Quite simply, this is stealing.  Whether it is text that has been lifted from an article or music downloaded from a file sharing location, it is your responsibility to follow all federal rules and regulations that govern this activity.  Failure to comply with these regulations can result in serious consequences ranging from academic dismissal to civil and criminal penalties.  For more information about copyright infringement, please see the following URL’s:

Copyright & Acceptable Use
Copyright Decisions


CVM uses Print Smart for student printing. There are two Print Smart printers located in W234N Vet Med.  Students are given a print quota each semester for printing.  Students can track usage and remaining semester allowance using the Print Smart portal.  You can add money to your Tigercard account to pay for additional printing. Students can install these printers to their personal computers using the downloads found on the portal

Computer Check Out Devices:

The CVM IT office (W234 Vet Med) has laptop computers, power chargers, projectors and other misc. technology devices for student check out.  The check out period is 3 days with an option to renew if necessary.

Computer Assistance

The CVM IT staff are a good resource if you are having problems with university systems and software. We may direct you to other support groups if you are having hardware problems with your computer.  Other helpful university IT resources include:

New Student Technology Resources
Division of IT (DoIT)
DoIT Self-Service Portal
DoIT Training