Your guide to computing and computing resources as a new undergraduate or graduate student on campus.
NOTE: If you are a returning graduate student or a new University employee, you may find the New Graduate & Professional Students' Guide to Computing and the New Faculty & Staff Guide to Computing helpful as well.
Getting Set Up
- Bringing a Computer
Use your personal computer or mobile device on campus.
- Computing on Campus
Whether or not you bring your own computer or mobile device to campus, you will have access to a variety of on-campus computing resources.
- Accounts & Access
Before you can access your @illinois.edu email or register for classes online, you must first claim your NetID & EnterpriseID and set your passwords.
- Getting Software
Outfit your computer with the latest software at the lowest prices from University of Illinois WebStore.
- Choosing Your Email
The University of Illinois has partnered with Google to deliver enhanced email and collaboration services to undergraduate students.
- Setting up your U of I Box account
Claim your 50 gigabytes of secure collaboration and file storage in the cloud.
Help & Training
Information for new students, including an admitted students' checklist, an IDs & computing page, and more.
- Getting Help
Should you encounter computer problems or if you should need help with CITES services -- before you arrive on campus or after -- we are here to help.
Networking On and Off Campus
- Getting Connected
When on campus, you'll have multiple ways to connect to the campus network.
- Networking Scenarios for End Users
Information about accessing the Internet from a variety of locations and situations.
- Network Access for International Visitors
Information about University computing resources, foreign device power requirements, American keyboards, the campus network, and mobile device access for visitors to the University of Illinois from outside of the United States.