Getting Started & Set Up

This is general information. For specific questions, please visit My CS.

Welcome to the University of British Columbia's Computer Science department! This Getting Started page has been designed to get you oriented with helpful information that you will want to know when you join our department.

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My CS Internal Site

Our internal work is done over at -- log in, take a look around! You'll find helpful departmental documentation, a dashboard containing events, announcements and room bookings (if you're an undergrad or TA), department events, and more.

Where to find help

    You will find answers to most of your questions on My CS in the Computing Support, Software and Hardware, and Facilities menu sections. If you don't find what you are looking for please email your computing questions and concerns to

    Main Offices
    CS: Room 201, 604-822-3061
    ICICS: Room 289, 604-822-6894

    Main Contact:

    Looking for someone?

    The UNIX command

    userinfo [CS_ID]

    will list any one in the department directory matching [CS_ID].

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    ICICS/CS Building 201-2366 Main Mall
    Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 Canada
    Tel: 604-822-3061 | Fax: 604-822-5485
    Undergrad program:
    Graduate program:

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