As the campus prepares to welcome students back for Fall quarter, UCSB IT wants to make sure you’re equipped with the technology to tackle a new school year. From secure wi-fi to printing access, we have a handful of resources available for students.


eduroam is the secure, recommended on-campus wi-fi network for students, with international roaming access for the research and educational community. For information on how to connect, explore here.


Residential Network (ResNet) provides network, printing and high-speed Internet connection services for residents living in University-owned housing. Learn more about the services offered by ResNet, how to register your devices, and get support online or from a Network Consultant here.

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)

Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA) is the campus’ safeguard against cybercrime, requiring users to verify their log-ins to campus services. Students must use MFA to protect their data on many campus applications.. Learn how to enroll in MFA with the Duo app, our recommended authentication method, here. 

Emergency Notifications (via Everbridge)

UCSB Alerts is a communications tool the university uses to distribute emergency information to the campus. Students, staff, and faculty can update their email, text, or phone contacts on the alerts website. Sign up here.

Printing Services


Collaborate PrintSpot is a student printing service that is accessible, sustainable, and easy to use. With centralized printing locations in multiple buildings on campus, Collaborate PrintSpot conveniently offers students the ability to print, study, and get technical assistance. Learn about GauchoPrint here.

ResNet Printing

ResNet provides high-quality laser printing services to all current residents of UCSB Housing. Printers are provided at the front desk of each residence hall or in a nearby community center. Charges will be applied against your Collaborate printing allowance, and can be added to using Gauchobucks. View the charges for printing and step-by-step instructions here.

Detecting Cyber Scams

Every year incoming students have received offers for fraudulent job opportunities. We provide guidelines to help users identify job opportunities that may be a scam, available here.