Getting Connected on Campus


The University of Richmond's network provides secure access to the Internet and administrative systems. While on campus, students, staff, and faculty can access the University network through the campus-wide wireless network (urwin), or via one of the Ethernet jacks across campus.

All users who wish to access the network must have an active University network account (NetID and password). All buildings on the University's campus and many outdoor areas have fast, reliable wireless network services. 


Windows and macOS

All Windows and Macs that connect to urwin will need to have software installed in order to successfully connect. This software can be preinstalled while off campus which will make a first time connection to 'urwin' on campus go smoother. 

Step 1 - Connect to the 'urwin' Wifi Network

Step 2 - Install ClearPass

Step 3 - Install Antivirus: The University provides Antivirus (Crowdstrike Falcon) for University owned and Student Computers. For Faculty and Staff Personal computers, one of our preferred antivirus solutions is required. 

Note: Prior to installing any new antivirus software, it is always recommended to uninstall any existing antivirus software that is installed on your computer. 
Chromebooks, Smartphones, and Tablets
Game Consoles and other Smart Devices

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ClearPass is the University of Richmond's computer registration system. The purpose of the system is to ensure that all computers connected to the University network meet the minimum security requirements before being granted access.