Computer Resources

SEFS IT Announcements

Recent News

The SEFS IT department blog can be checked when local network services are down. You may bookmark the blog website or subscribe to it to find information about network outages when other resources are unavailable.
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Policies & Rules

The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Computing Policy
Computing Policy Additions

University of Washington Links
Information Policies, Standards and Guidelines
Risk Advisories and Best Practices
Security and Privacy Online Training

Computer Labs

Anderson 116

Two computers are available for student use 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. There is also space for laptops.

Gibson Virtual Desktops

Student may use the Gibson Virtual Desktops from home or elsewhere over the Internet. The VMWare Client will need to be installed on the student's personal computer. Refer to the "How do I connect?" section of the FAQ.


General printing services are available via Dawg Prints, and print-outs can be retrieved in Anderson 115. To set up this printer, go to the Dawg Prints locations page and install the “Forestry” drivers.


SEFS also has a graphics printer capable of printing posters up to 44” wide and any length. Please review the instructions for printing posters before submitting requests for poster printing. There is a two work day lead time requirement on all poster requests.

Bloedel 261 Teaching Lab
Bloedel 261 is a teaching lab, intended for classes that involve computer related research and learning. For information on scheduling classes in 261 please refer to the schedule posted outside the door.
Other University Computer Labs
Use UW SpaceScout to find computer labs and study spaces anywhere on the UW main campus:

SEFS Network

SEFS Network Login
CFR NetIDs and Passwords
Change Your CFR NetID Password

Additional Network Information

Gibson Virtual Desktops FAQ
Websites at SEFS
Equipment Reservations at SEFS
UW online storage using U Drive (connect using UW NetID)
Connecting non-SEFS Computers
Information for Mac Users
Portal.SEFS Virtual Private Network (VPN) Setup
Working with Portal.SEFS in Windows
Working with Portal.SEFS in OS X


Printing from PCs
Printing to the Xerox Multi-Function Copiers (PC)
Printing to the Xerox Multi-Function Copiers (Macintosh)
Printing to the Xerox Multi-Function Copiers from non-SEFS Computers
Poster Printing

SEFS Technical Services Contacts

SEFS Help Desk

Email or call 206.616.7365 for the fastest response to all your computing questions.

SEFS Website Help

For general web maintenance or database support issues, email For urgent needs, such as reporting a website or page that is down, call 206.543.9505 or 205.543.7081.