Your Solis-id is 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.


As a new student, you will receive your Solis-id via e-mail. In that same e-mail, you will find a link to the password portal where you are able to create your password.

More information

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

We assume that UCU students have a personal laptop available for their studies. As a UCU/UU student, you will be able to access practically all study software everywhere free of charge using MyWorkplace (MWP) via your laptop.

Also there are computers available for general use in Voltaire quiet area (4) and the Newton computer area (24). See under ‘UCU Computer areas’.

In case of emergency (your own laptop is broken or lost) UCU has a loan laptop available that you are able to use for a maximum of 1 week (f.i. Mon-Mon, return before 5 p.m.). Contact Maarten Diederix ( to arrange a loan laptop. More information under ‘Loan laptop’.


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.


The student portal of Utrecht University is OSIRIS. You course registration (check under the ‘Enrolments’ tab) and final grades will be visible here. You can also use OSIRIS to register for off-campus (non-UCU) courses and to enter a change of address for instance. Log in using your Solis-id.


Blackboard is UCU’s electronic learning environment. Here you will find information for your courses, hand in your coursework etc. To access Blackboard go to and log in with your Solis-id. Course enrolments registered in Osiris will be mirrored in Blackboard. If you cannot see one of your courses on Blackboard yet, this means that either you are not enrolled in the course or your lecturer has not made the blackboard course environment available to the students (yet).


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.

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.

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.

UCU has one computer area available for classroom use; in Newton (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 available in Dining Hall.

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

In case of emergency (your own laptop is broken or lost) UCU has a loan laptop available that you are able to use for a maximum of 1 week (f.i. Mon-Mon, return before 5 p.m.). Contact Maarten Diederix ( to arrange a loan laptop.


A Chromebook is available to provide access to the internet and applications in MyWorkplace (MWP); you cannot install software yourself. You can only store files on your personal U-drive. Data on the Chromebook itself will be wiped when you close your session.

How to arrange?

After consulting the housemaster you can pick up the Chromebook at College Hall reception showing a valid ID and signing the loan form. You must return the loan laptop within 1 week.

Damaged or lost?

Whether or not you can be held liable for the loss, damage or defect of the Chromebook that you have on loan will be assessed in each separate case. Please contact Maarten Diederix ( to settle.

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. Please note: Sometimes, the portal says "failure during topping up". This is often incorrect. Please check your print credit first before trying again.

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.

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'.

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

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.