One of the most commonly asked questions is, “Does my student need to bring his or her own computer to UGA?”. Many students bring a computer with them or buy one after they arrive on campus, but there is no University requirement to own a computer.
If you want to buy a computer to supplement those that the University provides for students, you can check with your advisor or other instructors to see if your college or department recommends a particular kind of computer for classes in your field. At EITS Brochures you can also check the recommended specifications for computers suitable for general use at UGA.
Every UGA student must have a MyID account, which provides access to UGA email through which students will receive official communication, class registration, remote access (Skydrive), student accounts, PAWS (UGA’s WiFi service) and many other UGA services.
The University of Georgia has adopted policies on the use of computers that are based on pre-existing regulations, agreements, and/or laws. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to become familiar with these policies.
Internet access is provided on computers in the EITS labs and in most of the college and departmental computing labs on campus. For home or other off-campus locations, students contract with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) of their choice. All of the UGA residence halls offer Internet connections.
From any microcomputer or workstation connected to the University Central Computing Systems, you can access the UGA Libraries and locate library catalogs, research databases, electronic journals, library catalogs from around the world, and encyclopedias. You do not need a computer account to access the Libraries system.
UGA students register for classes and can update some of their student records via the computer-based OASIS system. Information about connecting to OASIS is provided through the EITS Help Desk, (706) 542-3106. Questions about using OASIS should be addressed to the Registrar’s Office, (706) 542-4040.