Getting Started - New Students

New graduate students in the Social Sciences Division can follow a few easy steps get set up with the University of Chicago's campus network. 

Purchasing Software

University of Chicago graduate students are eligible to take advantage of software discounts negotiated by the University. Be sure to check the University's site licenses for special discounts. 

Getting Connected

The first step to connecting to the campus network is to set up your CNetID. Your CNetID identifies you on the University of Chicago computer network. We recommend that you create your CNetID as soon as possible. It allows you to connect to a host of campus computing services such as email, course registration, the wireless network, library resources, and more. It also allows you to receive important information from the Registrar, Student Services, and other University administration offices. To set up your CNetID, 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 CNetID and email account at the University of Chicago.

For more information on getting set up with computing and networking services on campus, please see IT Services's Popular Services.