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Accounts: UCIT & eID

UC IT Computing Account

Ensure that you have registered for a UC IT Account . A UC IT computing account will give you access to various services such as UofC email, Webdisk, AirUC-Secure, D2L, IT Computer Labs, and Office 365.

eID and My UofC Portal

Ensure that you have registered for an eID. An eID is used to sign-on to the My UofC Portal. My UofC Portal is a one-stop access for various online services at the UofC. Some of these services include: PeopleSoft Student Center, D2L, Degree Navigator, Contacts and Advisors, and Campus Recreation.


Desire2Learn is the University's online course management system. D2L is used to deliver course resources, provide learning activities, access communication tools and complete assessments. The features accessible to students within D2L will vary according to the instructor's chosen format.
D2L Student Help

Computers Owned by You

When bringing your personal computer to campus, ensure that you have done the following:

  • Updated the Windows/MAC operating system with the latest patches
  • Updated for anti-virus software and scanned for viruses
  • Are not running file sharing software (i.e. BitTorrent)

Your computer becomes a security risk anytime it is out-of-date or running unsafe software. The campus network group constantly scans the network environment for potential security risks and will disconnect any computer found in such a state. If you suddenly cannot access the internet, try rebooting your computer and reconnecting to AirUC-Secure. If this fails your computer might have been found to be a risk. Visit the UC IT Support Centre for help re-establishing your internet connection.

Computer Purchase

All programs in HSB (Haskyane School of Business) make extensive use of computers in course work. Scurfield Hall offers excellent access to student computer labs at all levels, however labs can become extremely crowded during peak times. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase either a desktop or laptop computer for academic use.
For more information see the student frequently asked questions page.

Computer Labs in Scurfield Hall

There are 2 Undergraduate student computer labs available for use on the first floor of Scurfield Hall. Click here for info.

The MBA lab, available to MBA Society members only, is in SH 463. For more information click here.

The PhD lab in SH 489 is available to PhD students only. Visit this webpage for more information.

Important Notes when using HSB labs

Do NOT save files to the Windows desktop or My Documents folder.  All files are deleted at log off.  Save your files to a flash drive or cloud drive.

Need help? Call 403.220.5555 or email

Please provide this information: your name, computer workstation location, the problem details and how you can be reached.

The Haskayne School of Business is in no way responsible for data loss due to hardware or software failure.

Email, UC IT Account & eID

Ensure that you have registered your UC IT account and received an @ucalgary email address and that you check it regularly as this is a primary source for faculty and campus information. To update your email address, go to the MyUofC portal, log in using your eID. You can update your email within the personal information section.

UC Emergency Communication

The University of Calgary is committed to creating a safe and healthy living and learning environment.  The health and safety of our employees, students and the general public are the highest priority of the University of Calgary's Emergency Management Program. 

Our emergency preparedness measures shall ensure a timely and appropriate response to emergencies to protect the safety of our employees, students, and the general public, as well as property and the environment, from any harm that may occur.

To find out more and to sign up, click here:

Internet Access including Wireless

There are a number of wired connections in the public areas of Scurfield Hall. Wireless access (AirUC-Secure) is also available throughout Scurfield Hall and across the University campus. For more info please visit the student frequently asked questions page.


Your Campus Card will allow you to print to the computer lab printers from the Labs or the Express Stations (hallway SH159)

Funds can be added to the Campus Card at any Food Services outlet & also at MacKimmie Library.

  • $0.08/page - Black & White
  • $0.39/page - Colour


All 3 undergraduate labs are set up with Office 2013. In the labs you can use course related software.

More information on lab software please visit the Computer Labs page.

Syndicate Rooms

There are 10 syndicate rooms on the first floor of Scurfield Hall that can be reserved by undergraduates. The syndicate rooms are private rooms with a monitor.

To reserve you need:

  1. to be an undergraduate student
  2. to test your student card to make sure it is activated. Test your card to see if it opens one of the syndicate rooms.  If it does not visit the Undergraduate Area to have your card activated.
  3. reserve a syndicate room online.


AirUC-Secure is the wireless network available to students across the U of C campus to provide Internet access on devices such as laptops and PDAs. In order to use wireless your device must have the appropriate wireless capability and you must have an IT account.