July 12, 2019

Admissions process for post-doc, transfer students goes paperless

Paper-based admissions processes for nearly 6,000 transfer and post-baccalaureate students have gone entirely paperless, becoming significantly more streamlined and efficient. The ultimate goal of a multi-year effort modernize undergraduate admissions is a unified “one-stop-shop” system that will allow the UW to keep up with an ever-increasing number of applications and remain competitive in attracting and…

July 11, 2019

Combatting phone and email spam with new tech, increased vigilance

Spammers have increasingly targeted UW desk phones and email services in the past several months, but a robust response by UW-IT, including a new phone-call-blocking application and an additional layer of email scanning, is reducing spam, and with it, costly disruptions. Read how.

September 7, 2018

Signing up for a UW NetID is now easier with improved process

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It’s now easier for students, employees, new applicants, and academic affiliates to sign up for a UW NetID, with easy-to-follow instructions and procedures. Read how UW-IT made it happen.

September 5, 2018

Share your IT knowledge with the UW community

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Do you have a topic that may be of interest to the diverse multi-campus University IT community? We are looking for presenters for the next Campus Tech Talks, which will be held Nov. 6, from 10 p.m. to noon on the Seattle campus. If you would like to share your ideas, knowledge, or a case…

August 8, 2018

New staff guide to IT resources at UW

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Find computing tools and resources you need for your work with the new Staff Quick-Start Guide. Learn how to connect to the secure, encrypted wireless on campus, and access voicemail, email and files when you’re on the road. Find out how to get software, and decide which productivity platform – UW G Suite or UW…

August 6, 2018

Order a year of desktop backup by Aug. 10

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Install CrashPlan on your UW computer or laptop for an annual license of $95, and get unlimited, real-time backup that doesn’t disrupt workflows or affect device performance. You choose what files and folders are backed up and can restore them yourself anytime, anywhere. A cloud-based service, data is encrypted during transfer to and from the…

July 9, 2018

New residence hall gears up for fall opening

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Madrona Hall, the UW’s newest residence hall, is gearing up to open this fall for undergraduate students living on campus. Rooms are wired with high-speed broadband access to UW computing resources and access to email and Internet, thanks to help from UW-IT. Public and residential areas will include free Wi-Fi.

June 26, 2018

Can’t find the latest email announcement from UW-IT?

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Look for major UW-IT announcements sent to the UW community on IT Connect to ensure you can find the information you need quickly. UW-IT Announcements cover significant changes to IT tools and services managed by UW-IT, providing important information about the change and any action needed.

May 16, 2018

High speed fiber optic network benefits communities, institutions around Lake Washington

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UW partnered with more than two dozen public institutions to build a high speed data network around Lake Washington that provides a critical information technology backbone for collaborating institutions. The fiber-optic ring connects participating cities, school districts and medical centers, including the recently opened Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) facility in Bellevue. GIX is a collaboration…

April 16, 2018

Preferred names now available for redesigned Husky Card

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UW students and employees now can include their preferred name on their Husky Card, which is being redesigned with a new look. Free card exchanges are available from Apr. 2 through Jun. 1 for preferred name changes. After this, the standard $25 replacement fee for a Husky Card will apply. Learn more.