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The Arts Computing Office (ACO) provides students, faculty, and staff within the Faculty of Arts with computing accounts, computer lab and printing access, technical support, and more!

ACO offices are in the Psychology-Anthropology-Sociology building (PAS).

Need computing help?

Visit the ACO Help Desk in PAS 1077
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Call: 519-888-4567 x 33190

Need help after ​hours?

Visit the Davis Centre Library Service Desk
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-8:30pm
Sat-Sun: 12:30pm-8:30pm
519-888-4567 x 31764


Visit the Dana Porter Library Service Desk
Sat-Sun: 12:30pm-8:30pm
519-888-4567 x 38961

General administrative questions?

ACO administrative extension is x 84542

  1. Mar. 14, 2018[Faccus] UWaterloo Scholar upgrade – March 15

    What is happening? 

    UWaterloo Scholar ( is being upgraded to version 1.4.

    Why is this happening? 

    This is the release of UWaterloo Scholar version 1.4, which adds new features and functionality and fixes some known issues. Release notes are available at

  2. Mar. 6, 2018 [Isthd] WatIAM unavailable March 9-13 for system upgrade

    What is happening? 

    The identity management system known as WatIAM will be replaced. This foundational work is part of a multi-year program to update campus identity and access management services.  

    When is it happening? 

    Starting Friday, March 9 at 4:30 p.m. until Tuesday, March 13 at 8:00 a.m. 

    What is the impact? 

    The WatIAM system will be down and unavailable to clients during the upgrade process. Note: Authentication services will remain available. 

  3. Feb. 26, now free for undergraduate students

    IST is pleased to announce that the learning platform is now available to all University of Waterloo students. The new campus-wide license (which now includes undergraduate students) provides unlimited access to over 6,000 online courses, taught by industry experts, ranging from business and photography to software development and design.

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