Joining the BC Domain
connect to bc department printers and servers
Reminder for Students: Students can access the web and most BC online services (Agora Portal, MyFiles@bc, etc.) by just connecting to the BC network, so this set-up is optional for students. You only need to join the BC domain if you need access to on-campus servers and BC departmental printers. You don't need to join the BC domain to print to the Libraries. Learn more about how to print.
Step 1: Connecting to BC's wired network
If you are already connected to BC's wired network, go to Step 2: Joining the BC domain.
Step 2: Joining the BC domain
Caution: When you join the BC domain, a new profile is created on your computer with a new Documents folder, a new Desktop, and new settings. In order to access your old files, you will need to move them from one profile to another on your computer.
To join the BC domain (one time setup):
- Mac OS X (BC sign-in required)
- Windows 7 and Vista (BC sign-in required)
Note about are Windows "Home" versions
Now that your computer has joined the BC domain, you can connect to BC's network printers and servers:
- To connect to network printers, see the Printing at Boston College section.
Note: You don't need to join the BC domain to print to the Libraries.