What is eduroam?
eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their wireless device.
Our institution already has great wireless. Why do I need eduroam?
Eduroam is not a replacement for the existing UCCS wireless networks, it is a complement to make our guest network and our community compatible with other eduroam participants.
Who can use the eduroam SSID at UCCS?
Anyone from a participating institution. This facilitates productivity for visiting faculty, students, and employees while they are away from home, without any additional configuration to their computers or mobile devices.
Note - if you are a UCCS student, faculty, or staff member, if you are on campus you should connect to the UCCS-Wireless network.
Map of participating institutions who offer the eduroam network:
The eduroam wireless network provides a wireless connection in many locations across campus, including inside most buildings and in many outdoor locations. In order to gain access to this network In order to use this network, you must be visiting from an educational institution who is an eduroam member. This will allow you to use your home institution's username and password to join the eduroam network while on the UCCS campus.
If you are a UCCS student, faculty, or staff member, while on the UCCS campus you should connect to the UCCS-Wireless network.
For guests visiting out campus who require a wireless connection but are not from an eduroam institute, please connect to the UCCS-Guest wireless network and follow the information provided for guest options.
As previously mentioned, the eduroam network is a shared network across the academic community. UCCS students, faculty, and staff while visiting a participating eduroam institution can utilize the eduroam wireless network for secure internet access.
When connecting to the eduroam network at a participating institution, you will use your UCCS username and password for access.
Be sure you are only connecting to legitimate, verified eduroam access points. These are usually only found on the campuses of eduroam institutions. If you see the eduroam network being broadcast at a coffee shop or an airplane, it is likely a fake network and you should NOT attempt to connect to it.
Below are general steps to help you connect to the eduroam wireless network. For more detailed steps, further below are links to more detailed instructions based on your device and OS type.
These steps are geared towards UCCS students, faculty and staff. If you are visiting UCCS from another eduroam institute, you will use your home institutes full username, and checking your auth server certificate will be different than outlined below.
Detailed Steps based on your device or OS type:
For technical support please contact our Help Desk:
UCCS-Wireless, eduroam and UCCS-Guest wireless networks are available inside nearly all buildings on campus. These wireless networks are also broadcast outdoors in many places on campus. Click here for a map of current outdoor wireless coverage: Outdoor Coverage Map