Get Essentials

We know that going to school is not as easy as just showing up for classes! You need to think about which classes you take, how to set up your email, how to use Canvas, child care if you have kiddos, parking, textbooks, where to live, how to put money on your wildcard, how to get your wildcard! There is so much! Here are some resources to help you with the basics so you can get all set up with school. All resources on campus are available to all students with a valid Wildcard.* 

What You Need To Know Now


Emergency contacts if you are concerned that you or someone you know is at risk for suicide.


Get local help with food, housing, utilities, medical needs and more.


Get two bags of food and resources a week from Stewart Library, Room 224



Canvas is a course management system that supports online learning and teaching. It allows professors to post grades, information, and assignments online. This is an essential tool for doing well in class. If you are not sure how to use it, take the quick on-demand training.

Child Care

The Hourly Child Care Center is a state-licensed facility that provides hourly care to WSU students' children while they attend classes or partake in academic events.

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Code Purple 

Code Purple is an emergency notification system that gives Weber State University the ability to communicate health and safety emergency information quickly by text, voice and email message. By enrolling in Code Purple, you may receive safety-related information, regardless of your location.

Computer Literacy Courses

Weber State offers six free non-credit, online, self-paced courses for active WSU students (and faculty/staff) to expand computer literacy skills. Courses include how to use a computer, Microsoft programs and more.

Dining Services

Sodexo offers dining plans for students living in the residence halls or for retail stores in the Shepherd Union. Sodexo provides a variety of dining choices for everyone on campus.


Duo is a third-party, two-factor authentication system Weber State uses to protect your accounts in the event that your password is stolen or compromised. It can be used on a smartphone or tablet. Duo sends a push notification to your smartphone when logging into Weber State accounts and services in the eWeber portal, which you can then authenticate. Duo will be required on Feb. 16, 2024.


eWeber Portal

The eWeber Portal is where you can find many applications that you will need such as access to your student email account and Canvas. Your username is the name in your assigned student email (example: “WaldoWildcat”).  Learn how to use the eWeber Portal. 


Housing & Residence Life

Live on campus and participate in Living Learning Communities.



Here are a few maps that you may need to get to and around campus:


New Student Orientation

Upon admission, New Student Orientation is the next step in getting started as a Wildcat. All new students seeking a credential at Weber State University are required to complete orientation.


Pay for School

Get money for school by completing your FAFSA every year. This is how you apply for all federal and state financial aid, including Pell Grants, work-study, and federal student loans.


Parking Services

Get parking maps and permits,  pay parking citations and appeal parking citations.


Register for Classes

You must register for the classes you want to take every semester. Log into your eWeber portal to check your registration time and register for classes. Make sure to meet with your academic advisor well before registration opens so you can plan out your class schedule.


Student Email

All official communications from WSU will come through your student email. Please check it often!


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Know your rights, take the Haven course, find resources for survivors and more.



Free parking at Dee Event Center and free shuttle to campus. Check out new extended Ogden Express (OGX) services. Get your free UTA Ed Pass to ride all UTA transportation for free.


Student Employment

Working on campus offers flexibility, real-world experience and helps you build
connections and references.


Student Resource Guide

Check out the virtual and in-person services, events and engagement opportunities designed to help you get through classes and keep you connected to Weber State!


Technology Checkout

Checkout laptops, web cameras, Wifi hotspots, calculators, GoPos, anatomical models and more from the Stewart Library.


Terms and Definitions

There are lots of new words in higher education that may seem overwhelming. Check out our terms and definitions to help you navigate all these new words.


Textbook Lending

Physical copies of textbooks and other course materials are available to borrow for short periods of time from the Stewart Library.


Update Your Legal Name, Preferred Name and Gender

The University's name and gender change processes are designed to ensure that students are correctly identified in their student records and learning environments, including in the classroom, in Canvas, and when accessing academic and support resources.



Get your wildcard to access WSU services such as the library and gym. You can also get your UTA Ed Pass from the Wildcard Services and Information Center in the Shepherd Union.


Wildcat Store

Get your books, technology, supplies and WSU gear!


WSU Online FAQ

Taking online classes and have questions?



Weber State University provides secure wireless internet access for use by faculty, staff and active students.

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Do you have questions? Ask Waldo! You should be receiving text messages from Waldo with important deadlines, class waitlists and more. If you are not or you opted out and want to opt back in, check out the Ask Waldo website.


*Concurrent Enrollment students may not be able to access all of these student services because they do not pay student fees.