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Computer Accounts & Access

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UA South Technology Services offers computer services and support for UA South Students in coordination with University Information Technology Services, with the aim of facilitating the educational process. Our main office is located on the Sierra Vista campus, Academic Technology Building A, Room 137. Below are some services available to UA South students.

UA South maintains computer labs at most locations, providing the use of computers for students. In Sierra Vista, computers are located in the Learning Resource Center in the Academic Technology Building. In Douglas, computers are located in the lobby of the UA South offices in Building 700 on the campus of Cochise College. Computers are also provided in Santa Cruz County, and at UA Tech Park in Tucson. Computer usage is without charge, and only available during campus business hours.

Logging In

In most UA South computer labs and classroom, students may log in using their University of Arizona NetID and password.

Students at the University of Arizona are automatically given a CatMail email account when creating their NetID: yourNetID @ email.arizona.edu. - if you prefer, you can also send and receive email using yourNetID @ catmail.arizona.edu. It will access the same account. This email address is the official means of communication between the University and students. The student email service is outsourced to Google Apps Education Edition, which also provides access to Google's full suite of apps from any computer or mobile device. These include Mail, Google Calendar, Google Drive (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations), Google Sites, Labs, and Google Video. If you have any questions about your University of Arizona email account, see us.
UA Software Licensing serves the University of Arizona campus community by providing public domain, bulk purchase, volume, and site-licensed software. Our goal is to provide software pricing at a significant discount compared to vendor's regular academic pricing, and to distribute software to subscribers as easily and conveniently as possible. For software that is not listed, departments and individuals should seek educational discounts directly from the UA Bookstore, software producers, or resellers.
Each semester, UA South loans a limited number of laptop computers to students on a first-come, first-served basis. Computers may be checked out at the beginning of each semester, and must be returned at the end of each semester. Students must provide their CatCard and a copy of their current schedule to Deb Hoeft in Academic Affairs.
WEPA (pronounced 'Wee-Pah'), now known at UA as CatPrints, provides all students, faculty, and staff with the ability to upload/send their documents from any location and conveniently print those documents at any CatPrints printing kiosk on-campus. Of the 36 CatPrints kiosks located throughout campus nine (9) are located in the Office of Student Computing (OSCR) labs. You can also print documents directly from your home computer, laptop, USB drive, or smartphone (see links to mobile app downloads below) to any CatPrints kiosk. CatPrints prints most Windows and Mac files and uses high grade materials, allows for black and white and color printing, and prints single and double-sided. You can release your sent documents by swiping your CatCa$h card or credit/debit card at each printing kiosk. CatPrints kiosks do not accept cash.

UAWiFi s the University of Arizona campus primary, secure 802.11a/b/g wireless network, covering more than seven million square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including all UA South locations. Students, faculty, and staff may log in to UAWiFi using their NetID and passowrd. Additionally, a public WiFi network is available, known by the SSID of "UAPublic." This network may be accessed without logging in, however you must open a browser window and accept the terms of service each time your computer or other device connects. More information about UAWiFi and UAPublic may be found at the Wireless Data Connectivity page.

UAGuest is a FREE unsecured wireless network provided for campus visitors and requires authentication with a user name and password. Campus visitors can select UAGuest from the wireless options on their device, and establish an account valid for five (5) days by entering their name and cell phone number. After five (5) days, guests will need to establish a new account. UAGuest and UAPublic wireless networks will remain available until May 22, 2016, at which time UAGuest will replace UAPublic.

  • Select UAGuest from the wireless options on your device.
  • Open a web browser if one does not automatically open for you.
  • The Welcome UAGuest webpage will appear.
  • To create an account, click on “Create Account” at the bottom of the webpage.
  • Enter your name and cell phone number (use hyphens ex. XXX-XXX-XXXX).
  • You will receive a text message containing your assigned username and password.
  • Go back to your UAGuest Welcome page and enter your assigned username and password.
  • Read the Acceptable Use Policy and click “Accept.”