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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department

Graduate Students Tech FAQ

What technology resources are available to me as a graduate student?

Computer Lab

The Quantitative Lab in room 368 is a graduate student use lab. There are 3 desktop machines, a network printer, and a scanner. Please see Elaine if you need the code for the door.

Each machine has the following software for use:

  • Windows 10
  • Office 2016 - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • ArcGIS
  • MARK
  • R
  • Adobe Photoshop CC (scanning machine)

Network Printer - Room 368

The network printer in 368 is for use free of charge to our graduate students. Please see this guide for connection to this printer. Please note that this printer is automatically setup to print duplex to conserve paper.

Gatorcloud - Microsoft Office Online

UFIT is pleased to provide access to free copies of Office 365 ProPlus to UF students, faculty, and staff. As part of UF's campus-wide licensing agreement, the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for Education program allows multiple full downloads to personal devices of Office 2013 Professional Plus, Office 2016 for Mac, and Office for iPad at no charge.


ArcGIS is provided to students in two ways. The department has a departmental license that can be installed on any UF owned machine, please let Tom Barnash know if you need it installed. If you would like to run ArcGIS on a personal computer, UF's GeoPlan Center is responsible for administering the ESRI UF site license, please see their page to obtain a copy. The software is free of charge.

UF Student Software

Software products offered for home-use by University of Florida Students are available here:


Email services are provided to all students at UF. You can access your email account at school or at home via the UF Webmail website.

A student applicant that has been admitted, registered student or non-registered active (summer term) student is eligible for a mailbox and other central services in addition to the basic network access account. Once you graduate, your account and services will be expired in approximately one academic term. We recommend that you forward your email to a new email service as soon as possible after graduation, and publicize that email address. Should you again need the account in order to pay loans or apply to the University, you will be eligible for a network access account only (unless you are readmitted), not for email or other central services.

File Storage

The WEC department has network file storage for multiple uses. Our T: Drive is used for shared documents and lab folders. Our U: drive is your personal folder for file storage. If you are a new student and wish to have a U: Drive folder, please send an email to Tom Barnash to request one. Instructions for setting up these drives can be found in this guide.

Graduate Student Listserv

Our department uses a Listserv to distribute information to all graduate students via email. It is very important that you have subscribed to this listserv so that you do not miss any important information. If you are not on the listserv, please see Claire Williams or Tom Barnash to get added to this list.