Need a new laptop? Check out Laptops 4U. Get everything you need and more for one competitive price. These machines come internet secure (anti-virus software installed, SpyBot, MAlwareBytes), configured for the U of S wireless network, Microsoft office installed, etc. More on Buying a Computer »
The University has a number of computer labs located throughout the campus. Some of these are open labs, available to all students, while others are college labs, accessible to students from that college only. These labs provide access to printers, common applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. and research software such as SPSS and Endnote. More on Computer Labs »
While wireless is the preferred method of connecting personal laptops to the internet on campus, there are a limited number of docking stations available. Docking stations enable you to sit down with your laptop and physically plug it into the campus network. You need to supply your own Ethernet cable (available at the Campus Computer Store http://ccs.usask.ca). Docking stations are available in the Murray Library Learning Commons ground floor at the long bar, in Browsers along the bar at the West end of the building and there maybe other locations. Some set up maybe required. Try plugging in your laptop and accessing the Internet. If it doesn't work, then refer to the DHCP set up instructions. If you require further help using docking stations with your laptop, please contact the ICT Help Desk.
A laptop loan program is available at a number of library locations. If you do not have a laptop but would like the flexibility that comes with using one, you can borrow one for a six-hour period. More on Library Laptop Loaning »
Two vendors (Shaw and SaskTel) provide high-speed internet service in Saskatoon. Educational pricing for both is roughly the same (approximately $25.00/month). Both are sold at the Campus Computer Store. More on Off-campus Access »
Wireless is a way for you to access the campus network and the Internet without being tied down by wires and cables. With a compatible laptop and wireless network card, and while you are close to a U of S wireless access point, you can connect to e-mail, PAWS, shared folders, printers, the World Wide Web and more. And you can do all this in a high speed, secure environment. More on Wireless »
Kiosks are computers located in convenient areas that provide access to the internet. Use kiosks to quickly access PAWS, check your e-mail, or connect to any legitimate website (public machines have web filers installed). They are designed for convenience and short access. Kiosks are located in the Arts Tunnel (18), Browsers (9), Student Central (6), Kinesiology Fit Centre (6), and the Global Commons in lower Place Riel (2). The kiosks are open to the public during the day but between 5 PM and 7 AM they require NSID authentication. More on Public Access Kiosks »