Solis-id and password (username)


Your Solis-id is (in combination with your Solis password) your username for most university services. You also use your Solis-id to log on to university computers. If you have forgotten your Solis-id, please contact UU for U Student Services.


New students receive their Solis-id and Solis password via two seperate e-mails.

More information

More information can be found on the Solis-id page.

Wi-Fi and working online


At the university, you can make use of eduroam. Connect by using your credentials;

Looking for instructions about how to configure Wi-Fi on your smartphone, tablet or laptop? Visit the manuals webpage


  • Access your personal files on your U drive from another location (off-campus): see the page about your personal storage for instructions.
  • Use Google Docs to work on your documents online. The page Google Apps for Education tells you all about this.
  • With Skype for business (formerly known as Lync), a feature of Office365, you can chat and collaborate online.
  • Use the software for your studies (using whatever device you want) with MyWorkplace.

UU Gmail is your university email address. The email address has been sent to your private email address (during your registration).

Logging on

You can log on here to UU-Gmail. Your username is your UU Gmail address (for example:

You will be redirected to a page where you have to enter your UU Gmail address and password (yellow box).


The password is your Solis-id password.

More information

Do you experience problems or looking for instructions? Please consult the UU-Gmail page.

UCU Workspaces and Blackboard


Workspaces is UCU’s electronic learning environment. Here you will find information for your courses. To first time access Workspaces go to and click ‘Request initial password / Forgot your password?’ (this link can also be used if your password is locked).
Please note: your Workspaces password is not the same as your Solis password (if you change your Solis password your Workspaces password doesn't automatically change as well). For technical issues regarding Workspaces, contact Michiel Ruijgrok.


Utrecht University uses an ELO called Blackboard. Some UCU teachers prefer to use this learning environment in their course. The UCU portfolio (Torch File) is also allocated here. You can log in using your Solis-id and Solis password.

Software and MyWorkplace

MyWorkplace (free software)

You can access software that you need for your studies, such as Mathlab, SPSS, Stella or Stata anywhere. And you can work independently using devices with a Windows, Apple or Android operating system. From now on you will be able to study anywhere with your own laptop. Visit the MyWorkplace page for more information.

Other Software

You can use most software for free via MyWorkplace. Utrecht University also offers free software such as Office 365 which you may install locally on your own laptop or computer.


You can also buy software and hardware with a discount via Surfspot (click on "English" at the upper right corner on the website). Log on using your Solis-id and password.

UCU computer areas

UCU has two computer areas available for classroom use; one with 24 up-to-date workstations in Newton (first floor, North side) and one with 24 older computers in Locke (first floor, North side). If not used for classes, these computers are available for all students (8.30am-1.00am). Furthermore the buildings Voltaire, Locke and Newton have quiet areas on the first floor with limited workstations and places for group work. The latter are also provided in the new Dining Hall set up.

All computer area workstations have access to campus software / MyWorkplace.

UCU Course Planner and Curriculum Requests

Course Planner

You can use the Course Planner to browse through UCU (and other UU) courses on offer and to plan your curriculum.

Curriculum Request Form

Most curriculum requests can be done through an online web form. You should consult your tutor first before entering a request.

Osiris and MyUU


Use OSIRIS to register for Utrecht University (non-UCU) courses, see your marks and enter a change of address. Log in using your student number and Solis password.


In the MyUU app for students you will find your grades from OSIRIS. Personal timetables are not available for UCU students at the moment. Download the app from the app stores of Android and Apple. Log in with your Solis-id and password. Your 15 latest grades in OSIRIS automatically become visible in the app. There is a maximum delay of half a day.

The MyUU app is available for iOS and Android.

Printing, photocopying and scanning

You can use a personal smart card – for example your OV chip card – to print, photocopy and scan documents. You can then print your print job at any printer in the university. Please note: your personal smart card (RFID) is only used to identify you at the printer. Your print credit is linked to your Solis-id, not the personal smart card you use to identify yourself.


You can top up your print credit via the online portal.

Visitors of the University Library

Visitors of the University Library can also use the print facilities: read more about it.


Instructions for printing from your own device (laptop etc) are available here on our manual website.

Fore more information on printing in general, visit the printing, photocopying and scanning page.

Saving and sharing files

U Drive

The U drive is your personal network storage where you have 1 GB available for your files. You can access your U drive via a web browser, your own laptop, or one of the university computers. See the instructions for how to do this. In this way you always have access to your files.

Google drive

Google Drive enables you to store files in the cloud.  You can also share these files with other students, or work together on the same file via Google Docs.


Using SURFfilesender you can send files to anyone you wish, including people outside Utrecht University and organisations without a SURF licence. If someone wants to send you files, you, as a SURFfilesender user, can send them a 'voucher'.

Functional mailboxes (Non Personal Mailboxes)

Many students and staff use functional mailboxes (Non Personal Mailboxes). Examples are, and Functional mailboxes, unlike Solis ID’s, are non-personal. To get permission to access a functional mailbox contact Michiel Ruijgrok.

To access a functional mailbox in your web browser:

To add a functional mailbox in Microsoft Outlook or to your mobile device, please visit ITS manuals page.

IT problem or question

Please find the answer to your IT problem in one of the manuals above or by contacting the ITS service desk.

If you have a UCU IT related problem (administrative, workspaces, functional mailbox) you may contact UCU’s IT Process coordinator Michiel Ruijgrok.