On-Campus Residents - Before You Move In

Welcome, or welcome back, to UW-River Falls.  If you are a student who lives in one of our residence halls, there are some things you will want to know prior to your arrival on campus.

Duo Multi-Factor Authentication

In order to protect your account from becoming compromised, we strongly encourage all students to take advantage of Duo. Duo is a way to use your phone as a key to your account. Not only would a thief require your username and password but they would also require your smart device. The technology works the same way Google, Facebook, the banking industry, and most other enterprise services.

To learn more about and enroll in Duo for UWRF see Duo Multi-Factor Authentication 

Cable Television

Our television system uses Clear QAM technology. You will want to verify that your television has a Clear QAM tuner which makes it compatible with our system. Most, but not all, newer televisions are equipped with a Clear QAM tuner. For more detailed information about what you need to know before arriving, see our Television: Frequently Asked Questions knowledge base article.

The carding office at the Division of Technology Services sells coaxial cables for $5. If you need a coaxial cable for your television, stop into the Carding Office.

Office 365

As a UWRF student, you are licensed to use the Office 365 suite. With the licensing of Office 365 you can download and install the desktop applications associated with Microsoft's Office 365 suite to your computer and up to 5 devices total.

To install, search the internet to find Microsoft's instructions.

Connecting to Our Wireless Network

Connect to the eduroam wireless network by using your Falcon Account e-mail and password for any personal computers (tablets, phones, and computers). All other devices (gaming consoles, streaming devices, etc.) should be connected to UWRF-Registered. We don't support wired network connections in the residence halls. For more detailed information and ways to connect your devices, see our Residence Hall Students - Connecting Your Devices to the Wireless Network knowledge base article.

Printing in the Res Halls

We provide all of the necessary resources for you to print any type of document you might need. You can go to this knowledge base article to learn more: Printing on Campus

Antivirus Software

If you don't have antivirus software on your computer, we recommend installing prior to arriving on campus. The Wisconsin Integrated Software Catalog provides links to free antivirus applications including AVG Antivirus Free Edition and Microsoft Security Essentials.

For more information on the Wisconsin Integrated Software Catalog and free antivirus, see our Technology Discounts knowledge base article.

Illegal Sharing of Copyrighted Material

You will want to make sure you aren't bringing devices to campus which may be configured to illegally obtain and share copyrighted material. 

For more information on UW acceptable use policies affecting technology:


The Division of Technology Services wishes you a productive and enjoyable stay on our campus. We encourage you to come by our Service Center located in the lower level of the Chalmer Davee Library for technology help.