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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, Microsoft Office 365, and UChicago G Suite.

ID Card

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.


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

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) significantly enhances the security of your CNetID by using more than one 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.

Software Licensing

IT Services provides students with free or reduced-cost access to a wide range of academic and productivity software, such as Office 365, Adobe Creative Suite, and MATLAB.

When You Are On Campus

Campus Wireless Network

Connect online to the campus wireless network using your CNetID. Connect to the Eduroam network, which uses an encrypted wireless protocol. Eduroam 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. Learn how to manage Zoom security settings for meetings scheduled in Canvas.


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

G Suite

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

Learn about Security

Visit our Get Secure site to learn about how to protect yourself and your data.

Purchase Hardware

PC and Mac purchases for personal use are available to students under an agreement between the University and several vendors. View recommended computers.

Software for Students

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.


IT Services provides help online, via email, or by phone at 773.702.5800 (2-5800).

Get cAlert

Update your contact information so you get critical alerts about major events on campus.