Getting Started - New Staff

Purchasing New Hardware and Software

New staff members filling new positions should contact their departmental Business Manager  for help in obtaining a computer system. Once your FSR has assisted you in making your computing purchase, SSCS will set up your new system and install all necessary software. If you are filling an existing position, it is very likely that the computer you inherit will be suitable for your work. If you have any concerns about the system's ability to meet your needs, please contact your departmental Business Manager.

Getting Connected

As a new staff member at the University of Chicago, Information Technology Services (IT Services) allots you one University email account. In order to begin using your email account within the uchicago.edu domain, follow these easy steps:

  1. Visit the University of Chicago's CNet Account Management Page.
  2. Click "Create your CNetID and Password".
  3. Enter the requested information and click "Next".
  4. On the next page, carefully read the information from IT Services. This will tell how you to claim and use your email account at the University of Chicago.

Once you have claimed and created your account, the last thing to do is set up your computer for access to the campus network and the rest of the Internet. It's important that your machine be properly configured and inventoried once you've set up your account. Please contact us and schedule an appointment for setting up your computer.