Consider These Things When Preparing to Come to UVA
#1 Bring Technology Supported at UVA
When choosing what computer to bring with you to school, consider:
#2 Save on Software
Don’t waste money paying for software that you can get at very low or
no cost as a UVA student!
#3 Plan Ahead for the Inevitable
Don’t underestimate the importance of a good warranty & regular file
backups—before disaster strikes. You’ll likely have a computing problem
sometime while you’re at UVA, so plan ahead.
#4 Learn Your Password
You won’t need your Temporary password long, but you’ll use
your Permanent UVA password the whole time you’re at the University—and beyond!
#5 Take It or Leave It?
WiFi in a University setting is different from wireless in a home or office. So:
#6 Take Advantage of Free Tech Support Year-Round
Free computing help is available to all UVA students, no
matter where you purchased your technology.
ITS-managed IPTV service (Web browser-based
access to local broadcast TV channels) funded by UVA Housing and Residence Life, is available
via on-Grounds wired and wireless network connections in University Housing.
No critical ITS system problems are known at this time.
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