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IT Services provides a variety of resources to support your work at the University of Chicago.

Visit the Working Remotely website to help you get started as a remote employee.

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, all official communication will be sent to your UChicago email address. 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.

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.

After You Arrive


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

Phone Service

Order a new phone or upgrade your existing phone.


IT Services provides audio, video, and web conferencing to enable communication and collaboration whether you are on campus or working remotely.

Campus Wireless Network

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


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

Purchase Hardware

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

Collaboration Tools

View all of the tools available to staff to communicate and collaborate with colleagues, such as Office 365, G Suite, and Box.


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