October 12, 2018

If you use Wi-Fi at the UW, go with eduroam

Young man holding mobile phone

Connecting to Wi-Fi at the UW? Use eduroam, the UW’s encrypted Wi-Fi network that offers enhanced security for your wireless connection. Be sure to configure your devices to access this service.

October 10, 2018

Major upgrades improve Wi-Fi at the UW Tower, libraries

Student studying in Suzzallo Library

Read how UW Information Technology significantly increased Wi-Fi service for UW Libraries, Padelford Hall, UW Tower and 30 other buildings throughout the UW. The goal – provide the best wireless experience to all students, faculty and staff.

August 29, 2018

Wi-Fi use surges at UW with growth in connected devices

Infographic of the increase in the number of devices connecting to UW network per day. In 2012 there were 47.9K, in 2018, there were 151.7K, and in 2021 there were 490K unique devices connecting to the UW network per day. There are 19 million connections per week, and since 2012, the usage of Wi-Fi data has increased 20 times. There are 12 thousand access points and there will be an estimated 25K by 2021. There are 3.5 million minutes of Wi-Fi calling per week.

To keep pace with rising demand and an escalating number of devices connecting to Wi-Fi at the UW, UW-IT has undertaken a multi-year effort to upgrade the UW’s Wi-Fi network at all of its facilities and campuses — with the goal of a seamless indoor/outdoor experience.

July 13, 2018

Teams compete in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup World Finals, stay on UW campus

Imagine cup winners lift a trophy together

This month forty-nine teams from 35 countries will compete in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup World Finals in Redmond for a chance to win up to $100,000 and a consultation with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Teams will stay in Alder Hall on the University campus where they will have access to the UW’s high-speed wired and Wi-Fi…

June 29, 2018

Special Olympics USA Games come to the UW this July

Special Olympics athlete giving the camera a thumbs up

More than 4,000 athletes and coaches from all 50 states will visit Seattle and the surrounding region to participate in the Special Olympics USA Games kicking off July 1. The UW will be the primary venue, and athletes will stay in Seattle campus residence halls, including Willow Hall, a new residence building on north campus…

November 16, 2017

Protect your wireless-enabled devices with these security tips

Wi-Fi secured with a key and lock

UW’s wireless network is designed for secure, seamless access to online resources. But your device may still be vulnerable. UW-IT and the Office of the Chief Information Officer recommend these security tips. Read more