Retirement and Discontinuation of Redirects

The CITES website will be retired on February 1, 2016. Please update any bookmarks to point to the new Technology Services website (external link).

New to Campus?

Computing information and links for undergraduate students, graduate & professional students, faculty, and staff who are new to the University of Illinois.

Guides to Computing on the Illinois Campus

New & Returning Undergraduate Students

The New Students' Guide is your guide to undergraduate campus computing resources, information, and services - whether you are a new student or are returning to the University of Illinois.

Graduate and Professional Students

The New Graduate & Professional Students' Guide is a list of IT resources, information, and services that are available to graduate and professional students.

University Faculty & Staff

The New Faculty & Staff Guide is a list of IT resources, information, and services for University employees - whether you are a new graduate or professional student employee, a new faculty member, a new acedemic professional, a new civil service employee, or a new acedemic-hourly.

Are you visiting from a foreign country?

The Network Access for International Visitors page offers 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.

The Illinois Study Abroad: Accepted Incoming Exchange Students pages are a good source of general information for the new foreign student, including information regarding electronics, campus orientation videos, visa application information, travel information, and much more.

CITES Help Desk

No matter where you are in your academic career, the CITES Help Desk is a great resource for your computing questions and concerns. For more information, including office hours, equipment guidelines, and supported software, visit, email, call 217-244-7000, or click here for Live Help.

CITES Computer Recommendations

The CITES Hardware & Software Recommendations contains an overview of minimum configurations for new computer purchases as well as links to recommendation pages for individual colleges and programs of study.


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Last updated Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 4:38 pm