Northwestern Print: Student Printing on a Personal Device

​​​​There are multiple ways to send print jobs to the Northwestern Print MFDs.  

  • ​​Printing from the Northwestern Print WebPortal (PaperCut MF Print Management Software)  

  • ​​Mobile Printing (Mobility Print)  

​Web Print in Northwestern Print  

​Web Print will still be an option available to students by authenticating into the Northwestern Print web portal. Web Print is a driver-less printing service that allows authenticated users to print by uploading documents from a web browser. No client software or driver installation is required. Simply log onto the Northwestern Print Web Portal with your NetID and Password  

​ Northwestern Print Web Portal  

1. ​Go to

2. Log in with your NetID and password.  

  • ​Check the balance on your accounts including NU (Northwestern University) Quota, Refunds and Cat Cash. You can also check your Cat Cash balance by using the  GET  app.  

  • ​See a list of all your print jobs being held in print queues.  

  • ​See the history of your print activity.  

  • ​Upload documents remotely to print them out later.  

  • ​Track your carbon footprint.  

​Please note: The NUPrint WebPortal is not available over the Guest-Northwestern wireless network.  Help connecting to the Northwestern wireless network can be found on the NUIT website or by requesting assistance from the NUIT (Northwestern University Information Technology) Support Center.  

3. ​Select Web Print . 

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4. ​Select Submit a Job.

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​5. Select a printer from the list to upload your job. NOTE: You will not be able to change from Duplex to simplex or BW to Color at the device. Web Print requires you select the queue based on how you want your job to print. For students, there will be four available Web Print queues.  


  • ​nwu-app-svr\StudentPay-BW-Duplex (virtual)  

  • ​nwu-app-svr\StudentPay-BW-Simplex (virtual)  

  • ​nwu-app-svr\StudentPay-Color-Duplex (virtual)  

  • ​nwu-app-svr\StudentPay-Color-Simplex (virtual) 

6. ​Click Print Options and Account Selection.

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​7. Upload Document(s) from your computer or drag files into the window.  Select Upload and Complete

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​The jobs are now uploaded via Web Print and being held in the queue ready to be released at any Northwestern Print device. The number of pages and the total cost for the print jobs is shown. If you return to the main menu for Northwestern Print, you will also see the jobs listed under Jobs Pending.

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Installing Mobility Print on Student Personal Devices      

Mobility Print simplifies the printing process for your own devices (BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices)) and other end-user managed devices, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, or Chromebooks. It delivers secure network print services for iOS, Windows, macOS, Android, and Chrome. It allows both managed and unmanaged devices to securely print to an MFD (Multi-Functional Devices) device on your network.     

​ ​How do I set up Mobility Print?   

To run the Mobility Print Printer Setup Wizard, you will need administrator rights on the device to run this installer.   

1. Select the StudentPay-BW-Duplex [Virtual Queue] and the StudentPay-Color-Duplex [Virtual Queue] and hit NEXT >.  

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2. Enter in your NetID and password, and then hit NEXT >. 

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3. Hit Finish to complete the installation. 

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​The following queues are now installed on your device:   

  • ​StudentPay-BW-Duplex [Virtual Queue]    

  • ​StudentPay-Color-Duplex [Virtual Queue]    

​Both queues will default to duplex printing, but both can be changed to allow single-sided printing when necessary. We recommend that the BW [Virtual Queue] be your default printer.   

 For more information about Northwestern Print, including how to release print jobs see Northwestern Print: Overview.

​Printing from a Mobile Device or Tablet  

​Printing from mobile devices and tablets is possible with Northwestern Print. You will need to install the Mobile Print client.    


For more information, see:

​​Print Management Program 

Ricoh FAQ 

Northwestern Print: Standards 

Northwestern Print: Authentication Options

Northwestern Print: Configuring and Printing from a Mobile Device

Northwestern Print: Print and Release for Windows Devices

Northwestern Print: Installing Print Drivers for MacOS

Northwestern Print: Web Print

Northwestern Print: Student Printing

Northwestern Print: Alternative Printing Options: Mobile and Web-Based    

Northwestern Print: Student Printing Adding Value to My Cat Cash

​Northwestern Print: Reprinting a failed job for a Student Print 

Northwestern Print: Requesting a Refund for Student Printing 

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