How do I connect to Emerson's Wi-Fi?

Eduroam is a Wi-Fi network that is both specific to Emerson and an international network that you can connect to from other participating colleges (basically, you can go to any of these campuses and have free Wi-Fi).

Connecting to Eduroam (Boston)

Eduroam Wireless Network

  1. Select eduroam from your list of available wireless networks.
  2. Enter your full Emerson email address with and your Emerson password
    • for example, Carol D would log in as and enter her password c00Lm4rve1
  3. If prompted, accept and trust the certificate for our server .

Device Specific Instructions (Boston)

Connecting with OS X

Connecting with Windows

Connecting with iOS

Connecting with Android

Connecting with Chromebook

Registering a Pesky Wireless Device (Boston)

Do you have a device that cannot connect to eduroam?

Devices such as Chromecasts, Apple TVs, Kindles, and portable game consoles sometimes do not support the encryption type enforced on eduroam, but you can register them here in Clearpass!

For more detailed instructions, including how to get your device's MAC address, see our guide on Connecting Entertainment Devices to the Network.

NOTE: When logging into Clearpass, type your username as firstname.lastname or firstname_lastname, NOT It will not work if you include the

Emerson Guest Network (Boston)

Are you or do you have a guest who'd like to join our network? Simply connect to the wireless network Emerson Guest. Open a web browser and go to any page, and you'll be redirected to our guest registration form. Provide your name and email address, and you're good to go! Access is only available for 24 hours before having to re-register—if you have a longer stay at Emerson, please contact the Help Desk for a longer term guest account.

Emerson Los Angeles

To connect to the wireless network at ELA, please go to the front desk and scan the QR code provided.

"Emerson6" Wi-Fi 6E support

For users in the Piano Row Residence floors, the Lion's Den, and the Walker Building: We recently installed Wireless 6GHz capability, also know as Wi-Fi 6E! If you have a newer device which has Wi-Fi 6E hardware, you will see our temporarily network called "Emerson6." (For Emerson6, connect with only your bare Emerson username and password, without the .) You're welcome to log in and use it and let us know how it works! Wi-Fi 6E offers speeds two to three times faster than our existing 5GHz, Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 6 campus networks. We intend to add 6GHz capabilities to eduroam in the coming year; until then, you can choose to connect to Emerson6 where it is available, and also have a connection to eduroam for the rest of campus and beyond.

Additional Information

If you have trouble accessing Emerson's wireless network in a certain location, please email the time, date, exact location, and configuration information about your computer to

Emerson College prohibits the use of equipment that interferes with the College's wireless network; this means you may not operate wireless base station hardware (including routers or Airport Express Base Stations) or software or other similar equipment in, on, or near College-owned buildings. Emerson assumes no responsibility to compensate you for any direct or incidental costs related to terminating interfering equipment.

Requests for temporary exceptions to the airspace policy must be addressed in writing to For more information, please see Emerson College's Electronic Resources Acceptable Use Policy 

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