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,

General Campus computing help is through OIT:

Engineering majors please visit:

  1. SPOP video

  2. Laptop checklist

  3. Laptop FAQ (including hardware specification)

  4. What to install - by major

  5. Mac user info for Engineers

Laptop requirements (non-Engineering)

Remote Access

The following resources are available for remote access


Start Here – Register for Mobile Access (Wi-Fi)

Verify your Google Apps Account

Check your Email Account

Getting started with email for UCI Students

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 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

  • Download page

  • 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

CCleaner – Cleaning your PC and keeping it Fast (for Windows)

    1. Visit the website below:


    3. Click the Free Download Link, which will scroll down to an option menu in which you can choose which version is right for you.

    4. Click the Free Download Link

    5. Next click the Download Button located under the CCleaner Free option.

    6. DOWNLOAD FROM PIRIFORM!! (do not use filehippo)

    7. Ccleaner will be downloaded

    8. Next open the executable

    9. Click Next, Then Install, and finally click Finish.

    10. Use CCleaner to clean up temporary files. Click Cleaner, Analyze, Run Cleaner.

    11. Use CCleaner to clean up register. Click Registry, Scan for issues, Fix Selected Issues.

Malwarebytes – Keeping your PC free of Malware (for Windows)

    1. Visit:

    2. Open the executable you just downloaded

    3. Click OK on the select language page, then click next and accept the terms and agreements.

    4. Click next till you get to the install page and then click install

MS Office for Students


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 "" on the Wolfram Mathematica Portal website:

    1. Login to the Wolfram User Portal for Students.

    2. Specify your Department from the pull-down menu. If yours isn't listed, choose Other and enter it in the field.

    3. Select the product "Mathematica for Students for Sites."

    4. Enter your Anticipated Graduation date using the pull-down menus and then select Submit.

    5. 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)

Engineers, ICS, & STEM students who need MS Project, Visio, and/or Visual Studio

Visit the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching site

  1. Log in with your Microsoft Office Account


  2. Use this guide to download and install software

Matlab - Creating a MathWorks Account – MatLab Activation