Getting Started with ITS
Parents: Get Started with IT@UT
Welcome! Information Technology Services (ITS) wants you, as the parent of a student new to The University of Texas at Austin, to be aware of the technology resources that will play an important role in your child's educational experience. Take some time to become knowledgeable about IT services, products and support available on our campus and encourage your student to take full advantage of IT@UT.
Guest Wi-Fi network on campus
The AT&T Wi-Fi network has available wireless access for visitors.
IT@UT and Your Student
Students: Getting Started with IT@UT
The Students: Getting Started with IT@UT lists basics to connect your student to the latest in online and computer technology here at the university. As part of orientation, students new to campus learn about this resource and how it can help them get started in the best possible way with IT@UT. Take a look yourself to learn what’s available.
Wi-Fi on Campus
The student wireless network at the university, called utexas, is available almost everywhere on campus. Get more information about Wi-Fi connectivity at: www.utexas.edu/its/network
If your student lives in the residence halls, consider Resnet, the Residence Hall Network at the university, for high-speed Internet and wireless connections. It is a convenient, affordable way to get online.
Does your Student Need More Bandwidth?
Purchase additional bandwidth and details are on the Purchasing or Increasing Bandwidth help page.
The Campus Computer Store
UT Service Desk
UT Service Desk is available to answer your student's computer questions, 512-475-9400. The UT Service Desk is also available for walk-in help in the Flawn Academic Center (FAC). The ITS Web site offers information about our services. For other questions about IT-related policies, please contact the UT Service Desk
In addition to the products and services provided by ITS, some schools and colleges, including Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Education, McCombs School of Business, School of Architecture, and School of Information also provide their students with additional resources and requirements, such as custom email addresses and laptop specifications. Encourage your student to check to see what else may be available.
Important Information for Parents
The university uses email as a means of official communications to all students. All accepted and enrolled students can claim an official UTmail email address. It is the student's responsibility to provide the university with a valid email address using the online update form in UT Direct.
Remember that official correspondence from the university is with the student.
Keep It Legal!
It’s important for you and your student to understand that illegal downloading from the Internet can have significant consequences, including thousands of dollars in fines. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is aggressively pursing college students who break the law; talk with your son or daughter about downloading music and movies illegally. Students who violate the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) or engage in illegal activity may suffer disciplinary probation or criminal prosecution.
The university cannot protect a student if the police and the FBI investigate violations of state or federal law. This includes issues related to copyright infringement. Ignorance is not an excuse.
Your student can make it possible for you to view and update their personal electronic records through the eProxy service provided by Division of Housing and Food. Use eProxy to complete financial transactions and view or update various records. By designating you as someone who can do things for them, your son or daughter gives you direct access to their tuition bills, enables you to check the balances Dine In Dollars, and authorizes you to make a deposits to Bevo Bucks.