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New Option for Guests to Access Campus Wireless - Thurs., 12/07

December 7, 2023

UMass Information Technology (IT) is launching a new wireless access option for campus guests starting on Thursday, December 7th, 2023.

The new wireless self-registration service for guests utilizes a PIN texted to the user’s cell phone. Starting Thursday, December 7, campus guests can select the UMASS wireless network on their device (cell phone, laptop, etc.), enter their cell phone number to receive a one-week Guest PIN via text. Once guests enter their PIN, they can immediately access the UMass Amherst wireless network for up to one week.

In addition to the new wireless self-registration option for guests, UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff can continue to use SPIRE to create temporary sponsored guest accounts for visitors who need access to the UMASS wireless network. Sponsored guest registration must be completed in advance through SPIRE. 

Detailed instructions on how to sign up for guest wireless access, including sponsored guest access are available in the Knowledge Base.