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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. Jan. 19, 2018[Isthd] Email security alert – January 19

    What is happening? 

    The IST security team has been made aware of a phishing attempt being sent to several University of Waterloo email accounts. If you receive an email that appears to be from Alexis J. Corriette, please do not click on any links within the message and be sure to delete the email. IST is investigating to determine a way to prevent further emails from reaching users.

    Contact if you have opened the attachment or followed any links that may have been in the email.

  2. Jan. 15, 2018[Isthd] Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities – January 15

    What is happening?

    Major security vulnerabilities have been announced that affect all Intel CPUs (and many other CPUs) dating back several years. Emergency patches are being released by multiple vendors to mitigate the risk.

    What do you need to do?

    For IST managed workstations/servers:

    • You do not need to do anything. IST has already deployed patches for all IST managed workstations and are in the process of installing patches on IST managed servers.

  3. Jan. 10, 2018SharePoint maintenance – January 17

    What is happening? 

    As part of the regular maintenance of IST services, updates will be applied to SharePoint servers. These updates will impact both and services.

    When is this happening?

    Wednesday, January 17  from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 18.

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