5 minutes to read | Last updated July 26, 2019
Welcome to UW‑Madison! We’re here to help you with technology so that you can get the most out of your time on campus.
Below you will find some guides to help you navigate all the resources available to you.
You can also visit https://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/ for information on working at the DoIT Help Desk, documentation for commonly asked questions, and to get timely support updates.
Top 5 Things to do before you get to campus...
Learn what tech you need for college
Some schools and colleges offer technology recommendations to ensure your laptop has the minimum specifications necessary to run certain software applications. We have done the homework and compiled these recommendations for you.
Know your NetID
Your NetID is your digital identity providing access to campus resources like Course Search & Enroll, Learn@UW and LinkedIn Learning. As an applicant, you received your NetID via email. If you are unsure of your current NetID or need help resetting your password, contact the Help Desk at helpdesk.wisc.edu.
- Set up your email and calendar
Secure your computer and data
Symantec Endpoint Protection (Antivirus) is available to students for free and will protect against computer viruses and malware. Use strong passwords or consider using a password manager applications such as LastPass to protect your identity and University resources.
- Set up your online file storage
Once you arrive...
- Get connected online to the campus network
- Know where to get free computer support and discounted repair services
- Find campus computer labs and printing options
- Find free technology training
Get learning support for students with disabilities
Contact the McBurney Center for a wide range of accessibility tools available to you.