This quick start guide will introduce you to the technology resources, services, and support available to you as a student at UChicago.
Before You Arrive on Campus
Create your username, called a CNetID, and set a secure password to access common UChicago services like Canvas, UChicago Box, UChicago G Suite, and Faculty Access.
The UChicago Card is the official University of Chicago identification card. All first-year undergraduates entering the College are required to upload a photo for their UChicago Card before arriving on campus. This is how you will access buildings, pay for meals, and use the UChicago library resources.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) significantly enhances the security of your CNetID by using a second device (typically a mobile phone) to verify your identity. 2FA prevents anyone but you from using your account to log in to secure University websites, even if they know your CNetID password.
When You Are On Campus
Connect online to the campus wireless network using your CNetID. When you connect to the eduroam network, it uses an encrypted wireless protocol and works at more than 6,000 institutions across 89 countries.
Canvas is the University’s online environment where instructors and students can manage course materials and communication.
Get your free Box account to store and share files, communicate, and collaborate securely in the cloud.
PC and Mac purchases for personal use are available to students under an agreement between the University and several vendors.
If you didn’t take advantage of free or reduced-cost software for students before your arrival on campus, now is the time to get Adobe Suite, MATLAB, and a wide range of other academic and productivity software.
my.UChicago is the self-service portal for University students and staff in the Academic Information System.