Welcome New Faculty and Staff!

Here are a few tips from Information Technology to help you get off to a great start at UWSP!

Before You Arrive on Campus

Activate Your network account:  Your UWSP account is needed to log into campus network resources and your office computer. If you have not yet activated your account, complete your Account Activation. During the activation process your Username will be displayed and you will be asked to create a secure password. For assistance with activating your account, contact the IT Service Desk.  We look forward to meeting you!

Your First Day

Set up your office voice mail PIN and record a personal greeting:  The Telephone Support Office provides Unified Messaging Voicemail Instructions for easy set up.

Review your information in the Employee Self Reporting System (ESRS):  It only takes a few minutes to make sure your information is accurate. Please visit http://mypoint.uwsp.edu and click on the Administrative tab. In the box titled Personnel & Payroll, click Employee Self Reporting System (ESRS).

Access Your UWSP Email: From your office computer, access your UWSP email using Outlook 2016 which is installed on all UWSP computers. At home or traveling, log into Outlook Web Access (OWA) https://email.uwsp.edu or install the Outlook app on your mobile device to access your UWSP email from anywhere with an internet connection.

About your email address: You have two email addresses, FirstName.LastName@uwsp.edu and Username@uwsp.edu. Both addresses deliver mail to the same account.  For more information about your username and email address formats, click here.

Read the day's Campus Announcements:  Watch for the daily Campus Announcements in your UWSP email alerting you to important news and events on campus, including information about IT services and scheduled upgrades.

Your First Week

Upgrade your personal computer with free Microsoft Office 2016 and OneDrive:  Microsoft Office 2016 is free for you to install at home for use throughout your employment at UW-Stevens Point.  More on installing Office for home use can be found at Office 365/Office 2016.

Get to know your OneDrive Cloud file storageMicrosoft OneDrive is an online file storage system for your work files and is accessible through Office 365.  OneDrive also allows you to shre and collaborate on documents with other faculty and staff. One thing to be mindful of is that student data should not be uploaded to OneDrive. 

Explore your myPoint portal:  myPoint is our campus portal which provides access to a number of administrative and academic management tools for the University.

Check your employee information in myUW:  myUW is the University of Wisconsin's employee portal for human resources and payroll functions.

Also Good to Know

 IT equipment and supplies:  IT related items are required to be purchased through Information Technology Purchasing. Check first with your department chair or manager regarding funding for these items.  IT equipment purchased for you and provided to you during your employment is required to be returned should you leave or retire from UWSP.

Antivirus Software:  Getting ready to renew your current AntiVirus software license?  Get Symantec Antivirus software free for your home computer.

Information security and technology policies:  Student, health and human resources information are all protected by various laws and regulations. As a faculty/staff member at the University you are required to be familiar with these policies. Please review these policies and the FERPA policies at the Office of the Registrar.

Want to know more about us?  Check our Unit Descriptions web page for a comprehensive listing of all IT units.

Please feel free to contact us for additional information or assistance.

Contact Information

Service Desk
027 Albertson Hall (ALB)
715-346-HELP (4357) or 1-877-832-8977