Information for First Year Students

Computing Facilities

Computer labs are located in SEB 1005, 1010, 1012, 1015. VDI Labs are located in SEB 1004, 1011 and TEB 454. Windows 10 is installed in all labs. 

Your UWO account will be used to login to all the labs. It is the same account you use to access your university email and the passwords are the same.

Your Western Identity Card is used for access to the Western Engineering labs 24/7 and are required on weekends and after 4pm during weekdays.

The ITG Help Desk is available for support and should be your first point of contact for issues logging in, and IT related questions. 

Device Recommendations

Please see this document on device recommentations for first year undergradute students.


All the software you will need to do your course work is available in all computer labs. The Campus Computer Store offers student pricing for software you would like to have on your personal computer.

If you are a first year student or are a faculty/staff/student in Electrical Engineering, there is Microsoft software available for personal use through Microsoft Imagine

Network Printers

Please see our documentation on how to use network printing in the Engineering computer labs.