Welcome CAMP Students
Welcome to UCI. Please use this page as a checklist to help you get prepared for instruction at UCI.
If you have questions concerning info on this page, contact:
Lisa Preble, Engineering Instructional Lab Manager, LPREBLE@uci.edu
General Campus computing help is through OIT: http://www.oit.uci.edu/undergrad/
Engineering majors please visit:
Laptop FAQ (including hardware specification)
Laptop requirements (non-Engineering)
Chromebooks are not recommended at UCI.
Specialized STEM software is not compatible with Chromebooks.
If you are in need of financial assistance for a laptop, contact the financial aid office for options.
Not all software is accessible through remote computing so you should be prepared to install software on your laptops.
The following resources are available for remote access
Engineering computer labs are limited to Engineering majors and students enrolled in Engineering courses
Start Here – Register for Mobile Access (Wi-Fi)
Visit the website below.
Verify your Google Apps Account
Select Log into Gmail or other app.
If you cannot log in, go to:
If not go back to https://www.oit.uci.edu/services/communication-collaboration/google
and select Activate and set a Password
Check your Email Account
If you want to forward your email to a personal gmail account, you would use this link.
IMPORTANT: Staff will not respond to email sent from a personal account. Always use your @uci.edu account when contacting instructors or staff.
Get VPN working so you can use library resources from off-campus.
VPN encrypts your network connection so use it at insecure wireless locations.
Install the Software VPN on your laptop.
Get a laptop lock
This is helpful when you use the library or public space and you need to leave for a restroom break.
SAVE THIS do your google drive
Click "save to drive"
Or, select File, Print, then Save to Google Drive as PDF.
Why? So you can remember what you did and also make sure you can save to your google drive easily.
Check your Antivirus Software
Visit UCI's anti-virus page.
For Windows 10 - Enable Microsoft Security Essentials or Microsoft Defender.
CCleaner – Cleaning your PC and keeping it Fast (for Windows)
Visit the website below:
Click the Free Download Link, which will scroll down to an option menu in which you can choose which version is right for you.
Click the Free Download Link
Next click the Download Button located under the CCleaner Free option.
DOWNLOAD FROM PIRIFORM!! (do not use filehippo)
Ccleaner will be downloaded
Next open the executable
Click Next, Then Install, and finally click Finish.
Use CCleaner to clean up temporary files. Click Cleaner, Analyze, Run Cleaner.
Use CCleaner to clean up register. Click Registry, Scan for issues, Fix Selected Issues.
Malwarebytes – Keeping your PC free of Malware (for Windows)
Open the executable you just downloaded
Click OK on the select language page, then click next and accept the terms and agreements.
Click next till you get to the install page and then click install
MS Office for Students
Carefully follow the instructions
Create your account for downloading Microsoft Software
This software is helpful for your lower division math and physics courses.
To receive your copy of the software, you must have an account of the form of "UCInetID@uci.edu" on the Wolfram Mathematica Portal website: http://user.wolfram.com.
Login to the Wolfram User Portal for Students.
Specify your Department from the pull-down menu. If yours isn't listed, choose Other and enter it in the field.
Select the product "Mathematica for Students for Sites."
Enter your Anticipated Graduation date using the pull-down menus and then select Submit.
Follow the steps on the next page to begin the download. The software will come with a key allowing its use for a limited period of time, initially 15 days.
Contact OIT for assistance.
R Software and R Studio (especially for Biology Majors)
Bio Majors will use this software.
Go through some tutorials to get started
Engineers, ICS, & STEM students who need MS Project, Visio, and/or Visual Studio
Visit the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching site
Log in with your Microsoft Office Account
Use this guide to download and install software
Matlab - Creating a MathWorks Account – MatLab Activation
Click the MathWorks Account link
Now register for a Mathworks account using your @uci.edu email address.
You will be using this later to activate your MatLab Download.