Coming to campus? Visit this page for important information.

New to the School of Computer Science?

We are excited to have you join us.  Our main concern is to ensure you have a smooth transition to 1st year Computer Science.

Things you may need to know:

You should have by now activated your UWin ID account and then your Computer Science account (which you can do at:

Computer Science lectures begin Thursday, September 9.  Labs typically begin after the first week of lectures, but check with your instructor to make sure.

Each course is linked to Blackboard Learn.  Once you log in to Blackboard, you can see a list of all your classes and access each one.  Each course should have a course syllabus which should explain to you, how to attend the class.  Some courses may differ, so please read each syllabus.

All 1st year students (with the exception of degree completion students) beginning in Summer 2021 should be registered into COMP1000 + LAB; COMP1400 + LAB; MATH1250 + LAB; Elective 1 & Elective 2.  If you are NOT registered in these COMP and MATH courses yet, please register now.

The School of Computer Science website contains a lot of helpful information for you to ensure you are successful.  Much of that information is under Academic Planning Resources and Technical Resources.  You should refer to these two pages often.

Should you have any questions/concerns at all, please contact the Undergraduate Program Secretary (Guru) Ms Tina Palmer by messaging her on Microsoft Teams or sending her an e-mail at  Requests may also be sent to or message Margaret Garabon on Teams.

FREE TUTORING AVAILABLE to all Computer Science students.  Log on to Blackboard Learn - CS Current Students Organization - Tutoring, to see the Tutoring schedule and to access the tutoring services.

Please remember that we are here to make this a positive experience for you.  In order to make your stay with us more enjoyable, we provide you with a Handbook for Success. The Handbook contains a lot of helpful information about various situations you may encounter, such as: course sequencing, course registration, extracurricular activities, technical resources, staff listing, etc.  Please read it and keep the link handy throughout your academic career with us. 

Set your priorities.  This education is your investment for your future.  It will be your full-time or part-time occupation for the next few years.  Explain this to your family and friends.  Concentrate on your studies and on computer science and technology wherever possible.  You will find a rich and rewarding experience here that will set you up for future success, only if you have the proper mindset of listening, learning, communicating, programming and understanding with a positive attitude.  The road to success is paved in hard work!