ResWiFi Service

ResWiFi is a free encrypted network service for UCSC students and staff living on campus in the residential halls. Instructions on how to connect can be found on this web page

Guest access is not available on ResWiFi. Campus guests are welcome to use the UCSC-Guest WiFi service.


  • ResWiFi is compatible with most 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz devices. ITS recommends using 5 GHz for fastest service; and for desktop computers, use a dual band network interface card for best performance.
  • Personally owned WiFi routers are not allowed in residential halls with ResWifi.
  • ResWiFi does not meet standards for sensitive or protected data and should not be used for University administrative work.


ResWiFi is available 24/7. If the system requires maintenance, downtime will be conducted Monday - Friday, 3:00 AM - 7:00 AM, unless otherwise arranged with ResNet and Housing.

Access ResWiFi

Instructions for how to access ResWiFi

Get Help

  • Residential Network Services (ResNet) provides support for students living on campus.
  • Refer to ResNet's web page for office hours.
  • Submit an online support request via SlugHub. Refer to ResNet instructions on how to contact a ResNet staff member.