Technology Service Desk


The Information Services Technology Service Desk (Tech Desk) is committed to supporting University-affiliated students, faculty, and staff with their computing needs.

Ways to Contact Us

Method Hours Contact info
In Person

In-person support is currently unavailable due to safety precautions in response to coronavirus. If you have questions about coronavirus, please visit the UO Coronavirus webpage.

  • 8am–5pm, Monday–Friday
  • Closed for official state holidays
068 Prince Lucien Campbell (PLC)
1415 Kincaid Street
(view UO map view Google map)
Phone Spring term (starting May 26): 8am–10pm 541-346-HELP (541-346-4357)
Chat Spring term (starting March 30): 8am–10pm
Online 24/7 except for scheduled maintenance UO Service Portal

Please note that we are funded through various sources at the University of Oregon with the purpose of providing technical support to the University and its constituents. We are regretfully unable to provide support to users who have no current university affiliation.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for cool application tips, pointers on computer use, campus updates, safe computing advice, and more!

Services We Offer

  • Software troubleshooting
  • First-level Ethernet and wireless network support
  • Virus and spyware removal
  • Backups and data transfers
  • Account support for all current and retired UO-affiliated persons
  • Education about personal-computing best practices
  • Remote phone and extended hours chat support

Our services are available only to current UO students, faculty, and staff, except as noted.

Environments We Support

The Tech Desk supports the following equipment types:

  •  Laptops
  •  Netbooks
  •  Desktops
  •  Mobile devices and PDAs

The Tech Desk supports the following operating systems and software:

  • Windows 8.1 and newer
  • Mac OS X 10.9 and newer
  • Microsoft Office applications for Windows and Mac, including Office 365 (Office apps and OneDrive cloud storage)
  • Internet browsers
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
  • Email clients such as Outlook, Thunderbird, Mac Mail, and Webmail
  • Adobe suite of applications
  • University-wide site-licensed software found on the Software Center list

Limitations to Our Support

Our Tech Desk support staff will do everything they can to troubleshoot and resolve your issue, but please be aware that we do have a few limitations:

  • In order to be fair to our other customers, we have a 2-hour time limit for troubleshooting software issues or removing viruses.
  • We do not support Linux or related operating systems.
  • We have limited web development support. If you are interested in creating a web page, see Web Hosting and Publishing Services

Our Goal: Great Service!

We aim to provide great service, and we measure our performance. In July 2018, 93% of our customers surveyed said they would recommend our service to a friend or co-worker. 

We also asked about the quality of the help they received. Our grades for July 2018 are:

"Were the Technology Service Desk consultants...

...professional?" 4.57 out of 5.00

...personable?" 4.49 out of 5.00

...listened to the issue?" 4.46 out of 5.00 to resolve the issue?" 4.03 out of 5.00

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