There are tons of tech resources available to you as a student at the University of Chicago. This quick start guide will help you get access to some of the most utilized and useful technologies, services, and support information you’ll need to be successful during your time at UChicago.
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.
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.
IT Services provides students of the University community with free or reduced-cost access to a wide range of academic and productivity software such as Microsoft Office and MATLAB.
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.
A worthy repeat of the above – if you hadn’t taken advantage of the free or reduced-cost software for students before your arrival on campus, now is the time to get Microsoft Office, MATLAB, and a wide range of other academic and productivity software.