Skip to Main Content
Tarlton Law Library logo Texas Law Home Tarlton Law Library Home
Today's Operating Hours:

Tarlton Tech Desk

About This Page

UT Law students enjoy technology services extended to all UT students, and we've listed many of them here. To see details about university-wide services such as email, web publishing, and more, visit UT Austin's ITS page. Additional technology services provided exclusively to UT Law students are listed on the other pages in this guide. 

Email at UT Austin

UTmail provides all UT students with an e-mail account on the domain. Each account provides for more than 30 gigabytes (GB) of storage (more than 500,000 average sized e-mail messages). Accounts remain active after graduation. Additional information is available on the UTMail self-help site. Law students automatically acquire a branded address when registering for UTmail.

Office 365 (including Microsoft TEAMS) at UT Austin

All UT students have access to web-based versions of Office 365 applications. To use them, you must first sign up for an Office 365 mailbox (which also gives you access to an [EID] email address). The Office 365 applications you have access to include Microsoft TEAMS, PowerPoint Online, Excel Online, and Word Online.

Cloud Storage at UT Austin

UT Box - All UT students have access to up to 150GB of storage through UT Box, the university’s primary cloud storage platform. You can automatically or manually back up your documents to UT Box and easily share files or folders with other members of the UT community.

Google Drive - If you signed up for a UTmail email address, you may also store up to 25GB of data at no charge on Google Drive. Your documents are secure, backed up on a regular basis, and may be shared with other individuals you authorize.

OneDrive - If you signed up for an Office 365 mailbox, you also get access to OneDrive, which allows you to create, store, and organize your files, such as Word documents or Excel workbooks. OneDrive also allows you to collaborate with other authorized users.

Security and Privacy at UT Austin

Computer security - Use of the campus public network involves keeping your personal system free of viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. The Information Security Office provides tips on how to Protect Your Privacy

Virus protection - Protecting your computer against viruses, Trojan horses, worms and other computer security threats is a critical aspect of computer ownership. The Information Security Office maintains an Antivirus page with various recommendations.

Duo - Duo is multi-factor authentication software, which adds a layer of security when accessing electronic services. The University of Texas now requires all students, faculty, and staff to use Duo to access the majority of its online applications and resources, including Canvas, webmail, and most databases.

To get started using Duo, please see the information provided by UT's Information and Technology Services Department.

Technology Policies and Support at UT Austin

Web publishing guidelines & policies - All pages published on University managed servers must comply with the University policies.

Service Desk (ITS) - The ITS Service Desk offers assistance with all aspects of campus computing. The Service Desk is located in the Flawn Academic Center lobby and is open Monday through Friday from 6AM until 10PM and on weekends from 10AM until 5PM. 

You may also contact the Service Desk by e-mail or phone at 512-475-9400.

Hardware and Software at UT Austin

Campus Computer Store - Discounted hardware, software (including Microsoft Office), and computer peripherals are available at the Campus Computer Store, located in the Flawn Academic Center on the West Mall next to the Tower. The Campus Computer Store also offers repair services for computer hardware still under manufacturer warranty.

Recommended Computer Specs

If you want to purchase a laptop computer, the Tech Desk recommends computers with the following minimum specifications.


Options PC Apple


10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 1.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, with 6MB L3 cache
Memory 8GB Memory 8GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
Hard Drive 256GB Solid State Drive 256GB PCIe-based SSD
Display 13.3-inch (diagonal) 13.3-inch (diagonal)
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit (Education or Professional for Encryption) macOS Big Sur (version 11)