Apple’s new macOS Mojave v10.14 
CATS has determined that it is okay for end-users to update to Apple’s latest MacOS Mojave (v.10.14) at this time. Before upgrading, please read the following:

This update converts computers with solid state hard drives to use Apple’s new file system, APFS, which comes with a significant file structure change. Needless to say upgrading could take a while, especially if you have a lot of files (or a nearly full hard drive.) We highly recommend you back up your important files before proceeding. If you are not already using Code42 for your system backups, now may be an excellent time to start.

You will need to upgrade to Microsoft Office 2019, otherwise you may get a license error. To upgrade Office use the Self Service app on your computer.

Most other College-provided software seems to be compatible with Mojave. If you use any personal, non-standard, or discipline-specific software please check with the vendor for compatibility with Mojave before upgrading.

For questions about upgrading your OS or getting started with Code42 please contact CATS (

Two-Factor Authentication Enrollment
Duo Two-Factor Authentication: Two-factor authentication adds a quick but very effective security step to your Smith Single Sign-on login to help protect your account even if your password gets stolen. Smith College will be activating Duo Two-factor Authentication (2FA) as a standard login component for students on January 31 and for faculty and staff on March 13th. Duo Information and Enrollment Sessions


Off-Campus Access
End users will need to upgrade the VPN client to the latest version to enable off campus access. VPN client available on the Smith Software page or through the Self Service App.

PaperCut Printing
To self-manage your printing (kill or prerelease a print job) login to the PaperCut portal:

Please see the CATS Printing page for more details about printing.