All current University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff are able to use the ITCs (computer labs) and UI Wireless (eduroam) using their HawkID and password for authentication. 

If you are not a current UI student, faculty, or staff member, you can request a guest account for temporary (up to 3 days) limited access to specific computers on campus (see below) and the UI Wireless network.

ITS, in partnership with AT&T, also provides free wireless access around campus. Guests can take advantage of this convenience by selecting the "attwifi" network when configuring a device for wireless access.

Where to Get a Guest Account

Requests for a guest account must be made in person at:

What is Needed to Get a Guest Account

Note: Guest account requests cannot be made by email or telephone, as proper identification must be presented in person.

  • A drivers license or passport number
  • A current email address or telephone number is required

Where can I use a Guest Account

Guest accounts can be used for UI Wireless (eduroam) everywhere it is available as well as on computers in the following locations on campus:

  • First Floor corridor of Main Library
  • Art/Music Library  - 235 LIB
  • Map Reading Room  - 3111 LIB
  • Hardin Library- 207 and 214 HLHS
  • Special Collections Reading Room – 3060 LIB

Access to other computer labs on campus must be requested at the time the account is created.


Note: Access to the ITC on the second floor of the Main Library is restricted from guest account use.

Requesting a Guest Account for an Official Visitor

Current University of Iowa faculty and staff may request a guest account on behalf of official visitors by contacting the ITS Help Desk directly at 4-4357 or and providing the name and contact information of the official visitor and the sponsoring faculty/staff member's name and contact information.

All guest account users are subject to the ITS acceptable use policy

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May 22, 2017