Frequently Asked Questions
How do I set up a Sponsored Short-Term Wireless Account?
University staff and faculty can sponsor short-term wireless access for University guests and visiting associates at no cost. The access can be requested to start on a specific date. The access automatically expires at midnight four days after the effective date. For example, if the effective date is Tuesday, access will be good through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, resulting in five days of access.
These accounts are for access to the wireless network (wired access may also be possible) only.
to sponsor an account.
Please note that the University of Minnesota also provides free "best effort" wireless access for guests. See:
These accounts are for access to the wireless network only. Access via wireless to subscription databases, eJournals, etc. would still require authentication with a U of M id and password. Also, there is at present no way to use the library Uniprint system via wireless, so printing is not possible.