How to Get Online

Before you get online at UCSC, you will need:

Wireless ResNet (ResWiFi) Access

ResWiFi is available in most residential locations. If unsure, check Where is ResNet offered?

Network Name (SSID): ResWiFi

Password: SlugWiFi

Private Address (on iPhone/iPad): OFF


  1. Connect to ResWiFi with the name and password provided above.
  2. Open a web browser and attempt to visit in to ResNet
  3. If not immediately redirected to the login page, click the blue "Log in" button.
  4. Enter your CruzID and Blue password.
  5. If you're connecting with a computer, follow the prompts to install the network policy and antivirus software as applicable. Failure to follow this step will result in the loss of network privileges. You can learn more about network requirements on the SafeConnect page.

Note: if while attempting to access the login page your browser warns you that "this page is not secure", this is normal. You can bypass this warning by clicking Advanced > Proceed.

Family Student Housing (FSH-Family)

FSH-Family is for family members of UCSC students and staff living on campus in Family Student Housing. Students and staff with CruzID Blue credentials should only use the ResWiFi service for campus-related study and work. Smart (i.e. Alexa) and streaming devices (i.e. Roku) should only be connected to ResWiFi.

FSH-Family uses WPA2-Personal authentication, also known as WPA2-PSK.

Network Name (SSID): FSH-Family

Password: SlugFamily

Private Address (on iPhone/iPad): OFF

Please note that FSH-Family users do not need to perform additional sign-on via SafeConnect.

Wired ResNet

Wired locations require a personally-owned wireless router to get online. See Wired ResNet for more information.

UCSC-Guest WiFi

UCSC-Guest is an open access guest network. UCSC students and staff should not use this network. For more details on the UCSC-Guest, see UCSC-Guest Wireless Service.