IT Services provides University faculty with a range of tools to assist in creating innovative learning environments, and to support collaboration and communication within and beyond the classroom.

Before You Arrive


Create your username and password to access common UChicago services like UChicago Box, Google Apps, and Faculty Access

ID Card

The UChicago Card is the official University of Chicago identification card. UChicago Cards are issued to all Faculty, Staff, Academic employees, and Students who are enrolled in credit programs. This is how you will access buildings and use the UChicago library resources.


Once you have claimed your CNetID, you will receive a UChicago email address where all official communication will be sent. Access your UChicago email account through Outlook within Office 365. You can also forward your UChicago email address to another account.

Safe Computing

Security and privacy concerns are of critical importance, especially with so much of your personal and academic lives happening online. Follow these tips to protect your devices and personal data.

Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA) enhances the security of your CNetID by using a second device (typically a mobile phone) to verify your identity. This prevents anyone but you from using your account to log in to University websites, even if they know your CNetID password.

After You Arrive

Purchase Hardware

The University provides educational discounts on a variety of hardware and software for the campus community, including UChicago staff.


Canvas is the University’s online environment where instructors and students can manage course materials and communication.

Academic Technology Solutions

Academic Technology Solutions provides tools and platforms that are used across the University for teaching, learning, and collaboration.

G Suite

Get your free G Suite account to communicate and collaborate securely in the cloud.


Get your free Box account to store and share files, communicate, and collaborate securely in the cloud.


The campus wiki service offers an informal CNetID-protected, collaborative environment and easy-to-use document writing platform for individuals, committees, groups, departments, and organizations of all kinds.


We establish license agreements with a range of vendors in order to provide the University community with reduced-cost access to academic and productivity tools.

Campus Wireless Network

Connect online to the campus wireless network using your CNetID to take advantage of all the University resources available.


IT Services provides audio, video, and web conferencing to enable to allow individuals to communicate and collaborate both within and outside the UChicago community and with each other.

Phone Service

Order a new phone or upgrade your existing phone.

Faculty Access

Faculty Access provides online course management tools, including rosters, fast messaging, consent request management, grade entry, and more.

Umbrella Faculty Technology Receptions

Learn about the campus technology resources available for faculty while enjoying wine and cheese.


IT Services provides help online, in person, via email, or by phone at 773.702.5800 (2.5800).

Configure cAlert

After claiming your CNetID, visit cAlert to update your preferred means of contact. The cAlert system is used to notify the University community of critical events on campus.