Before you get to campus
Follow these 4 easy steps to get ready for school before you get to campus.
Log in to MyUW for course catalog and scholarships
Find quick access to your courses, schedules and scholarships with your personalized MyUW campus portal.
Get free or discounted computers, accessories, and software
UW-Madison students get discounts on computers, accessories and software. The DoIT Tech Store and Help Desk associates are there to give you personalized consultation on the best computer for your major and your needs. Review our campus laptop recommendations.
See our Student Computing Checklist for the list of essential technology you’ll need to have on campus. Get free software from the Campus Software Library, or purchase discounted software at the Tech Store.
3. Set up your Email and Calendar
Set up your campus email and calendar for your laptop and mobile devices with this easy instruction guide. Your campus email account includes unlimited storage and virus filtering.
4. Secure and backup your Computer
Follow these 5 tips to keep your computer – and yourself – safe and make sure to install your free antivirus and VPN software. Create a backup plan. Consult our Backup Storage Guide to learn tips and tricks and get access to campus backup resources.
Once you arrive
Follow these 5 steps to prepare for the semester once you get to campus.
1. Get connected online to the Campus Network
2. Know where to get free computer support and discounted repair services
Get free tech support at the DoIT Tech Store 7 days a week for password resets, general troubleshooting and free virus detection and removal. Get free diagnosis and warranty service or fee-based computer repair on campus.
3. Find campus computer labs and printing options
4. Find free technology training
Get free training courses from Software Training for Students or free online tutorials at Lynda.com
5. Get learning support for students with disabilities
Contact the McBurney Center for a wide range of accessibility tools available to you.
DoIT Tech Store & Help Desk Locations
We’re here to help. Contact us for free technology consulting at any of our 3 in-person locations or on the phone, email or chat:
DoIT Help Desk Contact
Computer Sciences Location
1210 West Dayton Street
M–F: 7:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m.*
Health Sciences Location
750 Highland Avenue
M–F: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.*
333 East Campus Mall Location
333 East Campus Mall
M–F: 10 a.m.–7:00 p.m.*
Sat–Sun: Noon–4 p.m.*
*Hours may change depending on time of year. Please check website for current hours.