Your computer account and Chalmers ID (CID)
When you first start your studies at Chalmers, you get a computer account called "CID" (Chalmers ID). You need to manually activate your CID, and set your Chalmers password, using the MyAccount portal. If you already have a CID, it will be extended automatically together with your existing password.
Wifi and computers
All students at Chalmers have access to Eduroam wireless internet everywhere on campus. Infrastructure and software are available for student use on privately owned computers. For students who do not own a computer there is a wide selection of computers freely available in the Chalmers computer halls.
Your student e-mail account
Your e-mail account is created after 1) Chalmers has been notified of your registration in Ladok and 2) you have retrieved your CID. The account is usually available within a few hours after that, but it may take longer, especially at the start of a semester.
Chalmers supplies students with a selection of software to be used in their studies. This software can be found on the computers in the computer labs. Many of the programs are also available for installation on privately owned student computers.
Some examples of available software:
- Microsoft Office 365
- Matlab and Mathematica
Downloadable software is available at the following site:
Read more about what student software is available and where to find it at the Chalmers Service Portal (requires signing in with your CID and CID password).
PhD students are directed to information about software for emplyees at Chalmers Service Portal (in Swedish).
File storage and OneDrive
As a student, you have access to your own private file storage account on the Chalmers file servers. You also have the possibility to create a OneDrive account.
Read more on this at the Chalmers Service Portal (requires signing in with your CID and CID password).
Information and guides
On Facebook, the IT Office regularly posts news and tips: Chalmers IT Support on Facebook
Chalmers IT system instructions and guides are available at the Chalmers Service Portal (requires signing in with your CID and CID password).
Contact IT support
It is recommended to send your question, if possible, from your student e-mail.
In order to be able to help you, please state:
- Who you are; state your CID or personal identification number (or e-mail from your student e-mail)
- What question / problem you have
- Where the problem occurs, such as the computer name and operating system
- When the problem occurred
E-mails are answered during office hours, usually weekdays 8:00-16:00
Phone: 031-7726500 (+46317726500)
Open: weekdays 08:00-16:30, reduced staffing during lunchtime
• Campus IT Helpdesk at Lindholmen
Open: Tuesdays 12:00-14:00 during semesters
Location: entrance floor of house Saga, Campus Lindholmen.
Find IT Helpdesk Lindholmen (Campus Map)