Welcome to UT Austin

With the start of the Fall Semester, we would like to welcome all the new students to UT Austin!

Among the first things that students new to UT Austin should do, is getting their laptops and cellphones set up to gain access to campus IT resources.

You will want your cellphone configured for:

two-factor authentication (via Duo Mobile)
access to the campus WiFi network
access to your university email account

You will want your laptop configured for:

university vpn (via Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client)
access to the campus WiFi network
access to your university email account

You will want to increase your wireless bandwidth quota. Students get 1GB/week for free. Unfortunately, for most uses, this quota is too small to be practical. We recommend a bandwidth quota of at least 200GB/week, which costs $6 per semester (pro-rated) and can be bought here

If you have a Windows or Mac laptop, the people manning the ITS help desk in the FAC (the Flawn Academic Center, located on the West Mall between the Texas Union and the Main Building), can efficiently help you configure your cellphone and laptop for all of these. To make it easier for the help desk people, you might want to install Duo Mobile on your cellphone before you go to the help desk. Duo Mobile is available as a free download in the iTunes and Google Play stores.

And good luck this semester! Study hard!

Written by CNS OIT staff
Questions or comments? The best and easiest way to contact us is via the CNS Help Desk form.