Student Resources

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.

Find out what's new in student tech for fall 2023

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 is the University's official means of communication with you, so check it often on the web or in a computer or phone app.

WiFi Connection

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.)

Wired Network

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 Student Data Services for Dorms 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).

Find in one place information about:

  • Classes—schedule, assignments, grade tracking
  • Meal Plan and CatCash balances
  • Important update messages
  • And more!

Log in at

Download the free University of Arizona Mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play for Campus Map, Phonebook, Athletics, Tours, D2L, and more.

IT Services and Resources

Use Software

You get free Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud while you're a student! Find out about more free or low-cost software, including SolidWorks, Matlab, AutoDesk, and more.

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 and get assistance with it.

Software Support

DIY your support with resources including Microsoft's training and Adobe tutorials and workshops.

Use a Computer

Visit an OSCR Tech Zone or a University Libraries computer study area.

Borrow Hardware

The University Libraries also lets you borrow technology, including laptops, tablets, accessories, and cameras and media gear.


Think before you click on email links or attachments! You can find the recent scams that have hit campus at Phishing Alerts, and may more tips for staying cybersecure.

The Disability Resource Center can help with assistive technologies.

Get information and resources from DRC about accessibility for instructors, web developers, or anyone creating digital resources—such as websites, documents, and videos.

See the University's AI Access and Integrity Working Group resource page

And the University Libraries' ChatGPT guide

Information Security Office guideline on using AI safely at the University

Need information on other services, like D2L, Zoom, Clickers, and more? Check the IT Service Catalog.

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Resources are made possible by the Student Tech Fee paid each semester.

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