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Getting Started - Students
Welcome to the University of Arizona! This list is meant to provide you with a quick overview of some of the many digital resources you may need as a student at the UA and to direct you to answers to any questions you may have. Departments, colleges, and programs may have their own IT resources for students—check with your instructor or program coordinator for resources specific to you.
A UA email account, Catmail, is automatically created for you, [yournetid]@email.arizona.edu, when you create your NetID and password. Email is the University's official means of communication with you, so be sure to check it often: catmail.arizona.edu.
Connect to the Network:
- WiFi Connection: To connect your computer, laptop, or mobile device to the fast, secure campus wireless network, choose UAWiFi and use your UA NetID and password to log in.
- Wired Network: To connect a computer, laptop, or other device to the campus wired network, you will need to register your machine, using the directions in DHCP.
- See Residence Hall Data Services for more information on connecting your devices in the dorms.
- Virtual Private Network (VPN): If you are working from an off campus network and want to access secured systems, you will need to log in to the UA VPN (virtual private network).
Software Downloads provides free or very low cost software available to UA students, faculty, and staff.
Accessibilty and Assistive Technologies:
- Disability Resource Center and Assistive Technology Resources provide assistive technologies
- itAccessibility provides information and resources about accessibility for instructors, web developers, or anyone creating digital resources—such as websites, documents, and videos.
- Antivirus/Anti Malware software
- Learn to keep your identity, your data, and the campus network secure at security.arizona.edu.
There's an app for that:
Get Arizona Mobile for Map, Phonebook, Athletics, Tours, D2L, and more.
Other Useful IT Resources:
- Teaching and Learning services for technologies used in courses, like D2L and Clickers.
- Communication and Collaboration services for resources and tools to support your work.
- Computing Services for computer labs, camera gear, support resources, software, and more.
- University Applications for UAccess Student, Employee, and other university systems.
- Research Computing Resources
- Computing Policies
If you have suggestions for other digital resources you think students should know about, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UA Tech Talk
College is expensive. From computers to textbooks to daily food bills, there are so many expenses that can drain your bank account fast during the school year. Unfortunately, many students feel that financial pinch at the beginning of a new school year as the fall semester begins, making starting school all the more stressful.