Getting started for faculty and staff

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  • Last updated June 8, 2016

Welcome to UW-Madison. There is a robust array of IT services available to you as a UW-Madison faculty or staff member. Follow these easy steps to get started using your technology on campus.

Your UW NetID is your digital identity on campus and is your unique key to accessing numerous campus resources. Click here to activate your NetID and follow the listed instructions.

When you log in to MyUW at you get secure access to content based on your NetID and password, including your benefits information, payroll, and access to applications and course services like Google apps, Box, Learn@UW, classlist, and much more.

UW-Madison uses Office 365 for campus email and calendar. Set up Office 365 for your laptop and mobile devices with this easy instruction guide. Your campus account includes unlimited storage and virus filtering.

Connect to UWNet — the campus wireless network — for fast and easy network access. Login with your NetID and password to start using the network.

Your department may have IT support staff, but you can always get free tech support at DoIT seven days a week for password resets, general troubleshooting and diagnosis of computer issues. If a repair is needed, DoIT can provide warranty service or fee-based computer repair.

Follow these four tips to keep your computer – and yourself – safe and make sure to install the free antivirus and VPN software provided by campus.

Create a backup plan. Consult this Backup Storage Guide for additional information and get access to campus backup resources.

Departments supply most UW staff with computing equipment and software. If you need personal technology devices, UW-Madison faculty and staff get discounts on computers, accessories and software.
The DoIT Tech Store & Help Desk can provide you with a personalized consultation on the best computer for your work. Faculty and staff also have access to free software from the Campus Software Library, or purchase discounted software at the Tech Store.

Get free online tech training through, a comprehensive library of self study software tutorials available anytime, anywhere.

Get up-to-date campus info at your fingertips with the Wisconsin app, including the UW campus map, an interactive bus schedule, news and events calendar, and Learn@UW.

Check out all the IT resources you have access to as a member of the UW community.