Guest Wireless

Access to guest wireless services (UIC-Guest) while on the UIC campus is a privilege and all guests are required to abide by the UIC Guest Wireless Policy. There are three methods for guests to obtain wireless network access while on the UIC Campus: self-created guest access, staff-sponsored guest access and eduroam.

Self-created guest access

Visitors to the UIC campus can self-create guest account credentials using the UIC-Guest Self Service Wireless Account Creation page. (Note that this page can only be accessed from on the UIC campus.) To use this service you must be able to receive SMS text messages (standard text message rates apply) on your cell phone. Please note that this service will not work with Google Voice. Guests are allowed to create up to 5 accounts per semester. Guest accounts created using this service expire in 48 hours after they are created.

Staff-sponsored guest access

UIC faculty and staff may create guest wireless accounts for guests to the university that are active for up to two weeks using the Temporary Guest Wireless page. These accounts may be pre-created and activated on a specified date which is ideal for scheduled visitors. Guest accounts created using this service are valid for up to two weeks.


UIC is a member of eduroam. Visitors to the UIC campus from other eduroam institutions may connect to the eduroam SSID using their credentials from their home institution. Please note that UIC does not provide support for visitors to configure their devices for eduroam use as the configuration is determined by the home institution.

Connecting to UIC-Guest

Connecting to UIC-Guest is simple. Simply connect to the UIC-Guest wireless SSID. Once you are connected, open a web browser to any destination (e.g. and a web page will appear requesting your login credentials. Enter your UIC-Guest username and password and click Submit.


Last updated: 

November 03, 2015