Student Technology Resource Guide

G Suite

email.uconn.edu/g-suite

Email

The University provides students a Gmail account, part of G Suite, for their official university email account.

G Suite Apps

G Suite is a cloud-hosted service that includes access to productivity and collaboration applications.

Antivirus

software.uconn.edu

ITS recommends that all computers on the university network have antivirus installed on them. Free solutions are available for personally-owned devices on the software website.

Operating Systems

software.uconn.edu/microsoft-products-students

Windows: Windows 10

Macs: Latest version of macOS apple.com/downloads/download with AppleID

Mobile App

my.uconn.edu

myUConn, the official app of the University, is available from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. For other types of phones and tablets, ITS provides a mobile-friendly site.

Microsoft Office

You have two ways to access Office:

Office 365

email.uconn.edu/office-365

Login to the Office 365 portal and choose to install Office from the online portal. You can download Office applications on up to five devices. These versions are available as long as you are enrolled.

Office Online

email.uconn.edu/office-365

Use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote through your web browser via the Office 365 online portal.

UConn Software Catalog

software.uconn.edu

The UConn Software Catalog website provides you with three ways to acquire university-licensed software:

  • Download university-licensed software directly onto your computer.
  • Visit a computer lab with the software installed.
  • Access select university-licensed software online and stream it to your device on-demand.
  • Students can purchase Adobe Creative Cloud through the University at a discounted price.

Information Technology Services (ITS)

Supporting UConn's faculty, staff, and students

Hardware to Bring

Recommended

  • Computer
    • Desktop or laptop, Windows or Mac Some academic programs have specific computing requirements. Check before you buy.
  • Ethernet Cable
    • At least 25 feet
  • Surge Protector

Optional

  • External Hard Drive
    • At least 500GB
  • USB Thumb Drive
    • At least 64GB

 

  • Gaming Systems & Streaming Devices
    • Wired with Ethernet
  • Digital Television
    • With QAM tuner
    • See tv.uconn.edu for more information

Supported Hardware

For support on the following items, conact or visit the Technology Support Center

  • Computers
  • Mobile Devices
  • Gaming Consoles
  • Printers

Hands-on Support

Stop by the front desk in our HBL location for onboarding assistance:

  • Software access & installation
  • Virus detection & removal
  • Email set up
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Static IP assignment
  • Troubleshooting

For location & hours, please visit:

techsupport.uconn.edu/contact-us