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Student Device Setup
UCSF Email and Calendar
UCSF uses Microsoft Exchange as its email and calendar service. It can be accessed from any browswer by going to: https://email.ucsf.edu. Requires two-factor authentication if off-campus.
You can use desktop email clients such as Outlook and Apple Mail. Requires VPN connection if off-campus.
Mobile Device Setup
You can use your native mail apps. Uses Microsoft Intune which requires the device to be encrypted, the use of a PIN, and consent to having your device remotely wiped in the event of suspected theft or loss.
Alternatively, you can install and setup the Outlook Mobile App on iOS and Android devices. During the setup process, you will be required to install and setup the Microsoft Authenticator App.
There are multiple wireless networks available on campus. Students are required to setup and UCSFwpa. Here are the differences:
Security: Secure and encrypted connection.
Access: Must install NAC and required security software before connecting.
Intended Users: Students, faculty, staff, and affiliates.
Speed: High-speed connection.
Setup: Requires configuration and login with MyAccess credentials
Email Access: Can access email via browser and using desktop email clients such as Outlook and Apple Mail.
Security: Insecure, public connection.
Intended Users: Visitors and Guests.
Speed: Restricted speed.
Setup: No configuration or login required.
Email Access: Must use two-factor authentication to access email via browser and VPN connection to use desktop email clients.
As a member of the UCSF community, you have access to a free, global wifi network called eduroam available in thousands of locations worldwide, including many American colleges and universities. Before you travel, check coverage at your destination. To use it, when you arrive at your covered destination, select the access point called eduroam, then log in with your MyAccess login and password. Learn more at Get Global Access to eduroam.