Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Technology Services

This guide will assist new students with orientation and explain the computing environment at Thomas Jefferson University. Direct questions about our Information Services & Technology (IS&T) to the IS&T Solution Center at 215-503-7975.

Banner is a student registration web application. You can register for classes, display class schedules, grades and transcripts, as well as review financial aid requirements and awards. You can also update your address, phone, email, emergency contact information, etc.

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn is a University web portal providing access to a variety of resources and applications for students, faculty and staff. It includes course information, departmental and research web sites, Scott Library, JeffMail and directories.

Campus Key

Your Campus Key account is your login credential to access all Jefferson applications and IT services. This Campus Key is used to authenticate your identity and grant you access to our computing services. The Campus Key uses the convention ‘fml###’ where f, m and I are your first, middle and last initials and ### is a number. If your middle name is unknown, you may find ‘x’ instead.

If you don’t know your Campus Key, you can find it by visiting the Campus Key Lookup on the IS&T web site. Your starting password is usually your first initial and last initial in lower case, the last four digits of your social security number, and your first and last initial in upper case, for example: ms1234MS. You will be notified if a different password was created for you. Make sure to change your initial password.

Scott Library Web

Scott Library Web is the online center for knowledge-based information, brought to you by the Center for Teaching and Learning. Scott Library provides databases, full-text collections and almost all library services.

To access the Scott Library Web, login to the Blackboard Portal using your Campus Key and password and click on the Scott Library tab.


JeffMail is the Thomas Jefferson University e-mail system. The formula for Thomas Jefferson University email addresses is: JeffMail is the only formal method of electronic communication between Thomas Jefferson University and students, faculty and staff. It is also the primary way in which advisors, instructors and other faculty and staff communicate with students. It is very important that all students check their JeffMail account at least once per day to ensure no important e-mails are overlooked. Important information will be sent periodically leading up to First-Year Orientation.


JeffShare provides 500 MB of secure, next-generation, network-based storage to the student community. 

Supported Computers & Operating Systems

Students are not required to bring a computer to campus. We have computer labs and the library is open 24/7 with computers available for all students and faculty. Most students do choose to bring their own computers for convenience, and if you plan to purchase a new computer, we suggest a laptop. 

Wireless Network

All students need to self-register the computer(s) they use to access our JeffWireless network once per semester. This is a simple process required for security reasons. When activated, self-registration will present you with a screen when you open your browser. Simply enter your campus key and password along with some identifying information. This information will help us to identify you should the network detect viruses or other problems with your computer.

We are continually upgrading and expanding the JeffWireless network. Access is currently available in all dormitory residences and most classrooms. All students are able to gain access to the wireless network. However, your computer needs to be configured.

If you need assistance with your wireless setup please call the IS&T Service Desk at 215-503-7975. If your problem cannot be resolved on the phone, you can visit us at:

IS&T Desk, Scott Memorial Library
1020 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor