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Student Resources

Your Caltech (access.caltech) account, provides you with various IT services including:

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Create questionnaires, quizzes, and polls

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Video conferencing, phone, and screen sharing

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Instant messaging, group collaboration, and file sharing

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MFA March update

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security technology that requires multiple methods of authentication. The goal of MFA is to create a layered defense that makes it more difficult for an unauthorized person to access your account. When you use MFA, you login using your username, password, and a third factor - either a smartphone app (Duo) or a hardware token. Even if your password is compromised your account will remain secure. It is likely that you may already be familiar with MFA for handling personal accounts such as online banking, social media apps, Google, etc. At Caltech multi-factor authentication is already required for certain groups and applications and for new Caltech accounts.


  • One of the easiest and most effective ways to keep your account secure
  • Account remains protected even if password is compromised
  • Quick setup process, simple to use, and free when using the Duo Mobile app

Learn more about Multi-factor authentication (Duo) & Office 365. If you already meet the requirements and are ready to enroll in MFA for Office 365, please review the MFA Self Enrollment page for the next steps.

For questions, review the MFA (Duo) FAQs page or contact the IMSS Help Desk at 626.395.3500, help@caltech.edu, or https://help.caltech.edu (request type: IMSS > Duo/MFA Help).

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Upgrades in Progress - June 2022

The team installed over 100 wireless access points in the 3 PMA Bridges buildings in May and finished Schlinger Building in June. 114 or 85% of the Caltech buildings have been upgraded on campus as of June 30, 2022. All student housing has been upgraded along with 84% of the Academic Research buildings. See the wireless upgrade map for more details and planned buildings.

More than 2.9 million sq. ft. of the campus has new wireless access

Over 2.9 million square feet of the Caltech campus have been upgraded to the new Caltech Secure network. 663,000 square feet remain on the Beavernet wireless.

More than 2,400 New Access Points

The wireless project includes the addition of 2,400 access points. Over 2000 access points have been installed since the beginning of the project.

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High-Performance Computing

The mission of the High-Performance Computing Center at Caltech is to support the research efforts of scientists performing sponsored research. The HPC Cluster provides a low cost, high-performance resource for HPC Computing on campus. Learn more.


  • 12,840 (storage and GPUs)
  • 108 Groups- usage increased by 40% in 2020
  • 895 Users
  • Completed our $750k expansion

IMSS Help Desk
8am - 5pm
Contact Information
367 S. Holliston Avenue, Room 204
Building 85 on Campus Map
(626) 395-3500