Student IT Resources
Before using campus services, you may want to check with your own department to see what services (e.g. computer facilities, support)
they provide. See the Services section of this site for further information on campus
units providing general IT services.
- Student Technology Council (STC) — chartered in 2009 by then Associate Vice Chancellor for Information
Technology (AVC-IT) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Shel Waggener as the student technology governance structure.
The STC identifies and prioritizes students' information technology needs and opportunities, in support of UC Berkeley's mission. For more information and to get involved, go to the STC website.
- Educational Technology Services (ETS)
— the central campus resource providing course web sites, classroom technology support
and installation, webcasting, multimedia production, teleconferencing, video and audio,
and technology support for University events, as well as consulting and training on how
to use these and other tools.
- Berkeley on iTunes U
— download audio recordings of courses (including computer science and information science) and events
— collaborative workspaces, course websites, tools to support instruction and research
— course video live and on demand
- UC Berkeley General Catalog
- UC Berkeley Google Video
— courses, arts & humanities, global & public affairs, science & technology
All UC Berkeley students must have a berkeley.edu email address
and a CalNet ID for accessing online services.
Computer ownership is highly recommended (though not yet required) for students.
It is recommended you check first to see if your department
requires Macs or PCs.
Computers and software may be purchased at educational discounts from
the campus computer store (The Scholar's Workstation at the Cal Student
Store). Campus security software to help your computer meet the
mandatory campus minimum security standards is available from the
Software Central site (CalNet ID required).
- Campuswide Technology Service Providers
- Information Services and Technology
(IST) — provides campuswide computing, communication,
and technology services in support of education, administration, and research
- IST Knowledge Base
— FAQs and help for many IST Services (e.g. CalMail, CalAgenda, CalNet, CalWeb, WebFiles, etc.)
- IST Support
— service desk, help with central, IST-supported services
— campus wireless network
— personal network ID for accessing UC Berkeley's online services
— email and webmail service for faculty, staff, and students
— collaborative workspace
- IST web hosting
— web hosting for campus departments and groups
- Campus DHCP Service (formerly Laptop IP Service, LIPS)
— drop-in laptop docking service
- Campus IT Security Training
— IT security resources
- Campus VPN Service
— allows CalNetID authenticated users to connect to the UC Berkeley network from outside of campus as if they were on campus
- Campuswide Computer Help Desks
— assistance for faculty, staff, and students
- Computer Science Undergraduate Association (CSUA)
— provides user accounts, services, infosessions, and general computer education to all interested undergraduates
- Legal Downloads at UC Berkeley
— UC Berkeley has negotiated a favorable deal with the music service iTunes
- Residential Computing
— network connections and cable TV service for UC Berkeley residential units
- Residence Telephone Services
— telephone service in the residence halls, International House and Manville
- Software Central
— downloads for faculty, staff, and students
- Student Computer Consulting Service (SCCS)
— consulting on internet connectivity (AirBears,
Campus DHCP Service), and email
- The Scholar's Workstation at the Cal Student Store
— campus computer and software store offering educational discounts for individual faculty, staff, and students