IDs and Computing
The University of Illinois offers students some of the best computing resources in the country.
Learn more about computing services.
Computer Connectivity and Wireless Access
- Campus provides high-speed (>1 Gigabit/sec) connections to the Internet.
- Wireless network is available in all public spaces and in most campus buildings, including libraries, computer labs, and University Residence Halls, for a total of more than 3,300 wireless access points, with more being added every month.
- Several Residence Halls have wireless in the student rooms, and if not in the rooms, than in many common areas.
- Approximately 99.9% of all classrooms have wireless coverage.
Locate campus wireless access points.
Technology on Campus
- The campus online learning management system supports more than 2,000 courses for a given fall or spring semester.
- The Urbana campus has partnered with Google to provide its students with online collaboration services. The services, known as Google Apps @ Illinois, include Email, Calendaring, Docs, Sites, and Instant Messaging/Chat.
- Technology-enhanced classrooms are available throughout campus.
- The University of Illinois is a national leader in making information technology accessible to everyone, including students with disabilities.
Learn more about Illinois computer labs.
Personal Computers and Software
The University does not require its undergraduate students to own a computer, although some academic programs provide or recommend certain equipment. The available campus facilities may meet the computing needs of many students; however, students may purchase their own. Many students find it both convenient and helpful to have their own computers. Illinois is working to increase services that students can access with their own computers.
Review recommended minimum computer configurations.
The University currently offers more than 350 software applications and training courses at no cost or at significant discounts. Students also have free access to the entire Lynda.com online training tutorial library, that contains over 1,300 courses and 74,000 tutorials organized by subject, software, and instructor.
Check out available software titles and training courses.
As a student at the University of Illinois, you will be asked to create passwords for your NetID and your Enterprise ID, which are required when using many of our campus services. To claim and set your NetID and NetID password, you will need your Admit ID and University Identification Number (UIN), located on the back of your Notice of Admission letter (included in the Admitted Student Guide packet).
Your NetID and NetID password give you access to set all other campus passwords, including your Active Directory (AD) password. More information on your NetID.
Your Enterprise (EAS) ID and password are for accessing the Banner system, which are used for such things as registering for classes and viewing your tuition bill. More information on your Enterprise ID.