New Student

Welcome

Student working on a laptop outside

The Office of Information Services (IS) would like to take this opportunity to wish you an enjoyable and productive academic year. IS envisions leveraging information technology to support the pursuit of knowledge in an integrated environment. We believe technology can foster an open, collaborative, and unifying culture.

 To help you get started with technology, we've compiled the following checklist.  

Before You Arrive 

Computer

Most students bring a personal laptop (Windows or Mac) to campus. Both device types are supported on our network and typically meet the academic and entertainment needs of our students. 

Prepare your computer for campus by visiting the Software Download center and installing the following FREE software: 

  • Anti-virus Software - REQUIRED for ALL computers on the UP network
  • Microsoft Office 2016 - Also available at portal.office.com
  • Read and Write Gold -  Accessibility software
  • VMWare View - Access student courseware via a virtual windows desktop

Printer 

The majority of students make use of on-campus printers located in each dorm, the library, computer labs and other central locations on campus. Personal printers are allowed as long as they connect directly to your computer via USB or Bluetooth. We do not allow personal printers to connect to our campus wired or wireless network.

In addition, students can print from their mobile devices using webprint.up.edu.

Phone 

Most students make use of a personal smartphone. Please note that cellular signal strength within buildings varies widely from dorm to dorm. We recommend taking advantage of voice-over-WiFi, which is now offered by all major carriers. Learn more from your carrier and phone providers here. If a land line is desired, students may request a phone to use in their room for the academic year by contacting the help desk (help@up.edu).  

Network Account

Update your network account security profile (REQUIRED for password management) 

UP Email

Set up your UP email account on your smartphone. 

Mobile Apps

UP Mobile App

Access University of Portland information and services anytime, anywhere with UP Mobile. Featuring news, calendars, sports, and maps, as well as course information, local bus schedules, and campus dining menus, this app will help you stay up-to-date on campus events and help you access important University of Portland services. It's available on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android devices.

Once You Arrive on Campus  

Questions?
503.943.7000, help@up.edu

The Help Desk is located in Franz Hall 112.
Open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 

 

Contact

University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798

503.943.8000

webmaster@up.edu