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New Grads Computing Information

(or for anyone new to EPSS!)

Welcome ! Below is a list of relevant information for new graduate students in EPSS in no particular order.

Internet Access

To get connected to the outside world, you can use either a hardwired Ethernet connection, or WiFi. Offices the building have Ethernet ports which look like this:

Ethernet Jack from Geology

The Easiest way to get connection is to email a photo of this box to, and tell us which port you are going to be using. We can then remotely configure the ports to connect. You can also email us without a photo, and we can setup a time to come examine your office and help get you connected!


UCLA and EPSS have many different WiFi networks, and your Lab, or research group may also have their own WiFi network. For official department business, we recommend that you use EDUROAM, which you can read more about here: . For many tasks, such as printing to the department printers , this is the only wireless network that is supported.


Most of you should already have a UCLA email through google apps. If you have not yet, please contact Bruin Online for help setting one up.

EPSS Also provides the option to have an email address. This service is provided by a different campus entity, and is not required. However, if you would like to have a department branded email, just click here and fill out the relevant information!


You all will be given a copy code to use the Ricoh multi function printers in the copy room. These devices can be used for black and white, or color printing of materials relevant to your research and studies. These can be printed to from your office, over wifi, and at the device itself using a USB drive. You can read more about setting up the connection yourself here or you can email us to help you.

TA’s will also be given a separate code to use for class related materials.

Computer labs

EPSS has two student computer labs, one in Geology 4691 and Geology b707. Any Student is welcome to use the labs, which have a combination lock. The code can be obtained from the helpdesk if you have forgotten it.


EPSS licenses some software for use in the computer labs in the department including:

  • Matlab 2019
  • ArcGis Pro
  • Microsoft Office Pro Plus
  • Adobe Acrobat pro( PDF editing)
  • and More!

Students are all covered for Windows 10, Office Pro plus, and Adobe Acrobat pro. Please email the help desk if you need to install any of these, which are available for free to students in the department. We can install this on your personal devices as well. When in doubt, ask us!

Email Enterprise Messaging Office 365 Tutorials

Barracuda Spam Filter

This tutorial will demonstrate how to access the Barracuda spam filter, which protects your email address.

Sometimes, a message is marked as spam unintentionally and will need to be approved for delivery. This guide will walk you through the steps to log into the barracuda, and to approve messages, whitelist/blocklist addresses, and manage your accounts spam filtering.

The barracuda service sends emails periodically to your account, which outlines the current held/blocked messages sent to your account. These messages originate from <<>>. If you can’t find them or you don’t have a current message, the spam filter interface can be accessed at

baracuda login screen

Once you are here, you can log in, using your email and your password. Most likely, your password is not valid due to some changes made last year by Barracuda, and you will have to reset your password. This password is ONLY valid for this service and is not connected to any other accounts. To reset the password, click on the “CREATE NEW PASSWORD” button at the bottom of this window, and look for an email to arrive at your address. (Additionally, make sure you have entered email in this dialog box, and no other address has been auto-filled!)

Once you receive the email, log in using your email address, and the new password. You will see a screen that looks like this:

logged in barracuda view.

Click on the “preferences” tab at the top of the screen to change your password to something memorable, edit the block list settings and other settings.

From the “Quarantine Inbox” tab, you can deliver held messages, add addresses to the Whitelist and permanently delete messages. Messages not deleted or delivered will be Automatically purged after 30 days, so it’s important to do this at least once a month.

And as always, feel free to contact the Helpdesk with any questions or concerns.

Email Enterprise Messaging Office 365 Tutorials

How to access your email address

This guide will help you to access an email address on the web.

For Information about how to configure clients such as Outlook, Thunderbird and Apple Mail, or to request and email account, please contact the Helpdesk

  1. You will need your EM login (this is different from your UCLA login id, and also possibly different from your email address) It will be in the form
  2. Navigate to login window with "" in the email line
  3. You will be asked to enter your email address, however you should actually use your EM login (from the previous step)
  4. You will be directed to the UCLA enterprise Messaging login page.
    UCLA office 365 screenshot with example username in the usrname bar.
  5. You can log in here with your EM login and password.
  6. You will now see the office 365 interface where you can use outlook onine to view your emails.
    screenshot of office 365 interface showing online office apps.
  7. Congratulations! You did it!

If you need to change your password, please use this link: and use your UCLA login id and the temporary or old password to reset it. If you forgot your password, email the helpdesk and we can reset it for you.