Information is key and our top priority is your ease of access. We have you covered with wireless access available campus-wide.



Get connected and get moving. Choose from our range of available connectivity options and you’ll have instant wireless access no matter where you are on campus.

Connect to UWS

Wireless Internet Access

How to connect to UWS

UWS is your main connection to the university wireless service on campus. Connect with your CCID and you'll have instant Internet access no matter where you are on campus.

Connect to our free wireless network that allows anyone passing through campus access to the Internet. Check email, participate in conferences or simply browse the web.

How to connect to Eduroam

If you’re visiting from another university, Eduroam provides internet access for visiting students and staff from participating partner institutions in Canada.

VPN Access

VPNs allow you to connect to resources on campus through a remote connection. So whether you're travelling or at home, connect to campus as if you never left.

Access the VPN

Off Campus Access (VPN)

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a technology that permits campus users to securely and safely transmit any kind of network traffic down a tunnel to a remote location. This will allow users who are not on campus the ability to access campus computing resources—such as direct access to library databases and departmental resources—remotely.

VPNs are used in situations when users are off campus and require secure access to specific campus resources. A VPN allows for a secure connection that ensures data and credentials stay safe. If users are travelling, located abroad or have restricted access to web applications, we recommend using a VPN.

To begin using a VPN, visit our How to Connect to the University of Alberta VPN Service guide.

How to Access the University of Alberta VPN

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