IT for Students
This is an overview of the digital resources available to you. Our goal is to ensure we provide technology services, resources and support that you may need as a student at the University.
New to the U
The first step is to connecting to the U is creating a UA NetID and associated password.
Add a phone or other device in NetID+ (two-step authentication) for logging into UA accounts and systems.
Never share your NetID password. Set up a Guest Center account so parents, spouse, or others can log in with their own password.
A CatMail email account is automatically created for you when you create your NetID and password: [yournetid]@email.arizona.edu. Email is the University's official means of communication with you, so check it often on the web or in a computer or phone app.
UAWiFi is the fast, secure campus wireless network. Use your UA NetID and password to log in. (Please do not set up a personal wireless router on campus.)
To connect a computer, laptop, or other device to the campus wired network, you will need to configure your machine or sign-in with the portal.
- See how-to's at: Wired Network Registration
See Dorm Data Services for useful information on connecting your devices in the dorms like you can't use wireless printers.
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 (virtual private network).
IT Services and Resources
Use software virtually via internet connection, no matter your operating system or device.
Visit an Office of Student Computing Resources (OSCR) computer lab to use a wide variety of software.
The lab consultants in OSCR labs can help you with your software questions. If you are not in a lab, drop in for remote OSCR support.
DIY your support with resources from the Software License Training page, including Microsoft's Imagine Academy and the UACBT collection of short video tutorials with how-to's.
Use a Computer
Visit an OSCR computer lab or a University Libraries computer study area.
The University Libraries also lets you borrow technology, including laptops, tablets, accessories, and media gear.
OSCR Gear-to-Go provides camera, videocamera, and accessory checkouts.
Need information on other services, like D2L, Zoom, Clickers, and more? Check the IT Service Catalog.
Resources are made possible by the Student Tech Fee paid each semester.
If you have suggestions for other digital resources you think students should know about, email firstname.lastname@example.org.