Access from home

Buying a personal computer

If you would like help deciding what specs are best for your needs, you can drop by the Arts Computing Office Help Desk or Information Systems & Technology's (IST) Service Desk. Arts Computing Office staff can provide recommendations based on what you need to do using your computer. We can also advise on security requirements and help with ordering, receiving, and providing support for computers purchased with University of Waterloo or research funds.

For purchasing computers, laptops, and software for personal use at educational prices on campus, visit W Store Essentials  on the first floor of the Student Life Center.

Protecting your home computer

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Live chat

Computing questions? Connect with the Arts Computing Office Help Desk on our live chat! Available Monday to Friday, 9:30AM - 4:30PM, with some exceptions.