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Connecting to WiFi

UMKC has wireless access covering most buildings and the Residence Halls.  If you need help connecting your phone, laptop, or gaming device you can find instructions here: https://www.umkc.edu/is/wireless.

The UMKC Call Center closed for the holidays.

The UMKC Call Center will be closed for the holidays from Saturday, December 23rd through Monday, January 1, 2018. We will re-open with normal business hours on January 2, 2018. Thank you and happy holidays.

Security updates for Windows 7 home PCs to connect to UMKC Network

UMKC is updating the way computers and devices connect to the UMKC network on December 20th.  Specifically we are updating to the latest version of TLS (Transport Layer Security), which is used to secure network communications.  While campus computers have been updated, home users running Windows 7 may need to update to the latest version […]

New Password Change Process for Students

Beginning this Saturday, March 4th 2017, UMKC students will be required to set their passwords using the new Secure Authentication Toolkit. If a student has not registered their security data in the Secure Authentication Toolkit before this weekend and needs to set a password, the toolkit will recognize the student has not registered and will […]

Getting Started with IT Resources for Students

Students at UMKC benefit from many technology resources and services. Whether you are new to the university, or are wanting to learn more about technology available on campus, Information Services has complied a list of technology resources available to help you succeed at UMKC. Check out our Getting Started with IT Resources for Students guide […]

Print Quota for Students – Now Allocated By Semester

Based on requests from students, UMKC is moving from a weekly print quota for students, to a semester-based quota allotment. Student print quota per semester is the same, we are just presenting it to students all at once, rather than on a week-by-week basis. Effective August 3rd, students who are enrolled for Fall 2015 semester […]

It’s Back-To-School Time Again!

Fall semester 2014 is here! If you are a new student or faculty member, welcome. If you’ve been around a while, welcome back. To help with the back-to-school rush, the UMKC IS Call Center will be open this weekend: Saturday, August 23rd from 11am to 4pm Sunday, August 24th from 12pm to 6pm Information Services […]

Internet Traffic Slowness on 8/12/2014

On Tuesday, August 12th, 2014, Internet speed and access to some sites was severely slowed, affecting not just UMKC, but Internet Service Providers across the globe. An article published on zdnet.com described the problems in this way: “…Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing tables have grown too large for some top-level Internet routers to handle. The […]

Phishing – Don’t Get Hooked!

Phishing attacks – attempts to trick you into giving away personal information that can be used to access email and personal bank accounts – have become more frequent and sophisticated. It’s easy to mistake these these scams for legitimate requests, but there are some simple steps you can follow to avoid becoming a victim, and […]

ALERT: New Phishing Spam Email

A phishing spam email message hit many UMKC mailboxes last night. The sender is listed as violations@umkc.edu, but this is a false email address, and is not affiliated with UMKC.