Wireless Services

Secure Wireless Service 

eduroam is the free encrypted wireless service at UC Santa Cruz that allows students, faculty, staff, and visitors from other participating institutions to connect securely to the Internet.

With eduroam, you get SECURE Internet access not only via UC Santa Cruz's wireless network, but also when visiting other participating universities, colleges, research centres and libraries.


Secure Wireless Service for Residential Halls 

ResWiFi is the free secure wireless service offered to UCSC students and staff living on campus in the residential halls. As of summer 2017, 25 residential halls have this service with more areas planned for future implementation.


Unsecure Wireless Service 

CruzNet is the free wireless service at UC Santa Cruz that allows students, faculty, staff, and guests to connect to the Internet. CruzNet is NOT encrypted. Information sent or received can be intercepted by anyone connected to this wireless network. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to use eduroam or ResWiFi for encrypted wireless service.

NOTE: Some campus services (Library electronic services) are only accessible using eduroam.