University Resources

The University of Washington has two main entities for handling Information Technology (IT): IT Connect and Learning & Scholarly Technologies.

IT Connect
IT Connect handles all major UW technology issues. If you need assistance, email

Learning & Scholarly Technologies (LST)
LST handles more student/teaching-specific technology issues. If you need assistance with Catalyst or similar services, email

Rental Equipment

Borrowing within SMEA

Students may borrow equipment for short- or long-term loan from SMEA thanks to past STF grants.  If you would like to borrow an item, please send a request to our Student Office Assistant at SMEA currently has the following items:

  • 2 digital cameras with waterproof enclosures (up to 10m)
  • 2 eTrex handheld GPS units
  • 3 digital voice recorders with integrated USB connections

CSS/STF Loan Program

Students may rent cameras, computers, and other equipment from Classroom Support Services (CSS), sponsored by the Student Technology Fee (STF).

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