Guests, Information for short-term network access (few days)
This page contains information for short-term guests and visitors to campus (i.e. people who are visiting for a few days).
What is a short-term guest account?
A short-term guest account allows you to have network and/or computer lab access while you are visiting campus for a short period of time, typically less than a week. The person or department sponsoring your visit can create one or more short-term guest account for you. Short-term guest accounts usually last for three days, but the account can be adjusted to match the length of your stay.
Read the Guests, Short-Term Network Accounts FAQ.
NOTE: If you will be a campus guest for longer than a month, you would benefit from having a long-term account instead. A long-term account, known as a guest NetID, can provide access to library resources and campus email in addition to network access. Guests, Requesting a Long Term (sponsored) Guest NetID
Sponsoring individuals or departments can create a short-term network guest account for you via the Guest Creation tool.
Once your short-term network guest account has been created, the sponsor of your visit will provide you with the information you need to log in.
Short-term network guest accounts allow access to the following campus network services:
IllinoisNet Wireless is encryption-secured and the preferred wireless network to use.
Campus Virtual Private Network (VPN)
If you are working off campus and need a secure connection to the campus network, you can use the campus Virtual Private Network (VPN) system to connect.
In addition to the services described above, if you would like to use the campus computer lab facilities, your sponsoring department can arrange for you to receive a lab guest account in several campus computer labs.
Instructional Computing Services (ICS) labs
Departmental computer labs
Sponsoring departments should contact the department's
Active Directory administrator to request a short-term Active Directory
Your sponsoring department may offer departmental computer labs. Check with the staff at the lab you would like to use in order to determine the lab's guest use options. Sponsoring departments whose computer labs use Active Directory for authentication can arrange for you to have short-term Active Directory accounts that will allow you access to the department's labs.
Sponsoring departments can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the creation of an account for Illinois Compass access.
If you are taking a class that uses Illinois Compass, you may need access to the Illinois Compass online courseware service during your time on campus.
For additional assistance with short-term guest accounts, contact the Help Desk.