Living & Connecting on Campus

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Whether you live on campus or just come here for class, you’ll want to connect to the internet at some point. There are a few options:

Eduroam is the preferred wireless network for all University students, staff, and faculty. It provides a secure connection to the internet (no one with a wifi sniffer can see what you are doing), and uses the same access points as UMD-Wifi, so is available in all the same locations. Be sure to log in with your full email address.

UMD-Wifi is our authenticated (you need to log in or register as a guest) unencrypted network. If eduroam isn’t meeting your needs (for instance, on a shared device, or a gaming console), UMD-Wifi is an excellent option.

UofM-Guest is a network option that will become available across campus as the Next Generation Network project continues. This option is good for guests at the University (parents, friends, etc). Students are strongly encouraged to use eduroam.

Wired connections will no longer be available in individual dorms and apartments as of Fall 2017. If you have a situation that requires a wired connection please contact the ITSS Helpdesk (218-726-8847 or, and we will work with you to determine whether or not that is possible.