WiFi Access

The university’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department administers the WiFi in the academic buildings . In contrast, the Health System Technology Services (HIT) department administers the WiFi in clinical buildings.

Click on the image to the right to see a simple map of the WiFi networks that are available in the UVA Health System
Wifi Map

Academic Buildings

The encrypted eduroam network is your best option, and it requires a digital certificate to connect. Please see the instructions for connecting to eduroam WiFi. Know that digital certificates expire after approximately 14 months; so, you will have to repeat this process at that time.

The unencrypted wahoo network does not broadcast its SSID, but is available to registered devices. If you have previously connected to eduroam WiFi, then you have already been registered. Please see the instructions for connecting to wahoo WiFi.

Clinical Buildings (Health System)

The eduroam and wahoo networks are NOT available in clinical buildings. Instead, students can connect to the hscs-wireless, hscs-pda or hscs-guest networks.

The “hscs-wireless” network requires your health system (HIT) credentials – userid & password. If you have privileges, you should also be able to access clinical systems, like EPIC, when connected to this network.

The “hscs-pda” WiFi network requires a password that changes periodically – contact the HIT Help Desk via email (helpdesk@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu) or phone (434-924-5334). When connected to this network, you will not be able to reach UVA clinical systems; but, internet access, reference systems, web sites and email will work.

The “hscs-guest” WiFi network is available in many clinical areas of the hospital and clinics. After you connect, you should be re-directed to a login page. Enter your UVA userid and HIT password. You may be lose your connection after a period of inactivity, so this WiFi network can be frustrating to use on a regular basis.