Technology Services

Faculty / Staff Start-Up


As with students, all faculty and staff are assigned a NetID, which can be activated once their records are complete in the HR system. It acts as an electronic passport, giving you access to a variety of online services offered at through the university system. To create an activate your NetID, navigate to the NetID Services webpage and select “Activate your USF NetID”.


All faculty and staff are assigned an official email account based on their NetID. Once you activate your NetID, you will be given the option to choose your official USF email address.

You can access your email through your email client (for example, Microsoft Outlook), or online via your MyUSF page (described below) or by navigating directly to the Outlook Web App. If you need help configuring your email client, please contact the Technology Services help desk.

All email is routed through a spam filter, which can be accessed here: Barracuda AntiSpam

Telecom (Phones)

Technology Services maintains all telecom hardware throughout the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campuses. For hardware installation, removal, maintenance, or questions, please contact the help desk for assistance.


MyUSF acts as a single point of access for a variety of important university web services, including your email and online class materials (i.e. Canvas). You’ll also find important announcements here, and you can access NetID services or GEMS (for tracking payroll and employee records) from this page.

Access it here: MyUSF

U: Drive

All faculty and staff with a valid Net ID will have access to an extra drive on their computers labeled “U:”, which provides 2GB of server storage space. All files stored on your “U:” drive can be accessed from any computer on campus. This drive does not exist on your computer. Faculty and staff are encouraged to save all important files to this drive in order to avoid data loss in the event of an issue with your assigned workstation.

Virtual Apps

As a USF Sarasota-Manatee campus faculty or staff member, you can access a variety of programs for free (including Adobe CS5, Microsoft Office, and many others) directly over the internet. Visit the USF Application Gateway to get started.

Wireless Internet Access

Get online anywhere on campus by following these wireless internet access instructions.

Printing on Campus

Faculty and staff at  the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus are given a copy code for access to designated printing stations located throughout the building. Workstations provided by Technology Services and those located in adjunct offices will be configured to access these machines by default. You copy code permission will be assigned by your office administrator.

Printing Instructions for Mac Users

Help Desk
M-F 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Room A303