1. Your NetID gets you started.
Everyone new to the University is assigned a NetID – a network identifier. This is your key to many of the University’s technology services including HuskyCT where you will access online class materials and information.
- You were assigned a NetID after you were accepted for admission. If you completed the New Student Technology Tutorial – you have already started! If you haven’t begun or completed the Tech Tutorial – do so as soon as possible. This is where you will learn about your NetID, the Student Administration System, your University email, and more technology services.
- Technology Tutorial
- Your NetID must be activated by you before you get access to technology services. The process of activation, which is the same for students, faculty, and staff, involves:
- Activate your NetID
- Lost or forgot your NetID? Find your NetID
- Lost or forgot your NetID password? Reset Your NetID Password.
2. Get familiar with the Student Administration System.
The Student Administration System is UConn’s online registration system. In addition to enrolling in classes, you can access your registration appointment time, browse the course catalog, search for classes, view your class schedule, advisor information, degree progress report, grades, unofficial transcript, charges and payments, financial aid information, and change your personal information.
Your Student Administration System ID is different from your NetID. Keep track of both; and try to use different passwords.
You received your Student Administration System ID in your admissions confirmation letter – it is different from your NetID.
3. Access your University email.
UConn uses Google Apps for Education for its student email system.
- If you have completed the Student Technology Tutorial, you have already activated your Google Apps UConn email account.
- You will begin to receive official UConn correspondence via this e-mail account. It is your responsibility to check it frequently for important University announcements and notifications.
- If you haven’t taken the Technology Tutorial, do so as soon as possible.
4. Install SafeConnect.
SafeConnect is a required application for any computer on the UConn network. SafeConnect is part of the SecureU initiative and it protects computers on the UConn network from viruses, spyware, and operating system security vulnerabilities. Computers and networks that are adequately protected are reliable and provide a consistent user experience.
5. Get the UConn Root Certificate.
A root certificate allows you safely browse all secured UConn sites on the Internet. They also identify you to these various websites.
- Install the UConn ROOT Certificate so your browser will trust all sites secured by UConn. Otherwise, you will have to install a separate certificate for each secure UConn web site.
- UConn Root Certificate download page.