Preparing Your Computer for UCSC

To protect your computer and the university's network, make sure you have taken the following steps before connecting your computer on campus. Make sure to bring your official OS and application installation DVD’s and software license keys.

In order to connect to ResNet:

  • Your computer operating system and all applications must be updated to current versions.
  • Your computer must have an Anti-Virus software installed and running.
  • Your computer should have a firewall running.
  • Your computer should have a complex passphrase or password.

ResNet enforces network access policies via the SafeConnect system. 

Many antivirus software packages comply with the ResNet Use Policy and are accepted by the SafeConnect system.