UConn Technology Resources

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Your NetID gets you started

When you are new to the University, you are assigned a NetID, a network identifier composed of three letters and five numbers. Your NetID is your key to many of the University’s technology services.

  • Students: You are automatically assigned a NetID. You will learn more about your NetID and other UConn technology services, such as the Student Administration system and your university email, in the New Student Technology Tutorial.
  • Faculty and staff: You can retrieve your newly assigned NetID from the NetID website.

Next step: Activate your NetID to begin accessing UConn’s technology services. On this site, you can also manage your NetID and password and find other pertinent account information.

Familiarize yourself with the Student Administration System

The Student Administration System is UConn’s online registration system. Both students and instructors can use the system to access a variety of information.

Students can enroll in classes, access registration appointment times, browse the course catalog, search for classes, view class schedules, access advisor information, view degree progress reports, grades, unofficial transcripts, charges and payments, financial aid, and make changes to personal information.

Instructors can plan classes, request HuskyCT courses, view class and weekly schedules, view class rosters, and record mid-term and final grades. Advisors can also view information about advisees.

To access the Student Administration System, students and faculty use their NetIDs. Administrative staff require additional security and should complete the online access request form.

Need assistance using the Student Administration System? We’ve compiled guides for students, faculty, and administrative users.

Access your email

For students, UConn uses Google Apps for Education for its email system. If you have completed the Student Technology Tutorial, you have already activated your Google Apps UConn email account, and you’re all set. Please note: Your University email account is the primary method of communication and will receive official UConn correspondence. It is your responsibility to check it frequently for important University announcements and notifications.

For faculty and staff, UConn uses the Microsoft Office 365 suite of services for email and calendaring. To access and setup your email account, go to the Office 365 website at http://office365.uconn.edu. Then login to the Office 365 portal with your UConn email address and NetID password. If you do not know your UConn email address, you can find this and other account information at https://netid.uconn.edu/tools/account_info.php. The School of Engineering and School of Business provide local email accounts. If you are a member of these schools, please check with their local IT support group.

Connecting from Off Campus

University of Connecticut offers remote connectivity services via a virtual private network (VPN) and through Microsoft’s Secure Remote Desktop Access feature on your HuskyPC.

Faculty and Staff, set up your office/workstation

Workstations are ordered by your department/unit through the University’s Purchasing Department prior to your arrival on campus.

Your office/workstation telephone

Typically, your office/workstation telephone service is handled by your department/unit with a request to UITS Telecommunications & Data Networking for either installation of a new telephone jack or activation of an existing telephone jack. Contact your department/unit IT person or administrative assistant if you have questions about this process.

Internet Connection – Data Jack

Typically, your office/workstation connection to the internet is handled by your department/unit with a request to UITS Telecommunications & Data Networking for either installation of a new data jack or activation of an existing data jack. Contact your department/unit IT person or administrative assistant to if you have questions about this process.

Internet Connection – Wireless

The University provides wireless connectivity throughout the main campus in Storrs, the regional campuses, and other University locations through the UCONN-SECURE wireless network.

To access the UCONN-SECURE wireless network you will need a NetID, a compatible operating system, and an 802.11i compliant client wireless card. For more information on wireless networking requirements, visit http://wireless.uconn.edu/.

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