Arts Computing Office home

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. May 15, 2019 New guest Wi-Fi service launching - June 1

    What is happening? The Net-ID service used for guest Wi-Fi access is being shut down. 

    When is this happening? Starting Saturday, June 1, Net-ID will no longer be available. 

    What is the impact to users? Users connected to Eduroam using Net-ID ( will be disconnected. Users can establish an alternate wireless connection using the steps outlined below:

  2. May 7, 2019[Isthd] UWaterloo Scholar upgrade - May 8

    What is happening? All UWaterloo Scholar sites are being upgraded to UWaterloo Scholar version 1.6 and Open Scholar version 3.103.19.

    Why is this happening? This upgrade includes new site fixes and updates. To view the details of the changes, visit:

    When is this happening? Wednesday, May 8 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

  3. Apr. 25, 2019[Isthd] NETWORK ALERT - [2019-05-02] VPN - Maintenance - Cisco Anyconnect Software Update to 4.7

    What is happening?

    Please be advised that the Cisco AnyConnect VPN software will be upgraded on May 2nd at 8:00 AM. Existing users will experience an auto-upgrade the next time a VPN connection is made. New users can obtain the VPN software as usual from the web portal.

    Questions or concerns?

    Follow UW Network Alert on twitter.

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