Personal Laptop Information


The Marine Corps University (MCU) does have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy that allows all students to be able to use their own laptops and CAC enabled tablets on the provided wireless (CampusNet) network.

The Marine Corps University Information Technology (MCU IT) Helpdesk can provide handouts and web link for students so that they can walk themselves through the setup process. If the student or staff is unable to properly configure his/her device, a MCU IT technician can assist if no other IT related priorities exist. Please note that the MCU Technology Department will not become liable for information lost or hardware damage.

The DoD Antivirus Software License Agreement from McAfee allows active DoD employees and authorized government contractors to use the antivirus software for personal device protection. Download instructions are located here:  Antivirus Home Use Program

NOTE: Please ensure you have your "Email Certificates" loaded by DEERS

If you do not already have one, you will need to purchase a Department of Defense (DoD) approved Common Access Card (CAC) Reader. You will find information on how to obtain one on


CAC Support for MAC Users:

To begin you using your CAC with your Mac Computer, please do the following:

  • Get your CAC reader.
  • Use the following link "CAC ON YOUR Mac INSTALL CHECKLIST PAGE" on for the latest set up and troubleshooting instructions here
  • Additionally, here is a quick 6 minute YouTube video from Navy Resources "How to Enable CAC on MAC" that will walk you through enabling your CAC on MAC via CACKey and

NOTE: The instructions may vary depending on the Mac OS installed on your machine.


CAC ON YOUR Mac INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS PAGE up until 10.12 Monterey   






CAC Support for Microsoft WINDOWS Users:


To begin you using your CAC with your Windows Laptop, please do the following:


For some additional troubleshooting use the provided link from for guidance.




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