Visitors & External Affiliates

As a visitor or external affiliate you are eligible for an IMSS (access.caltech) account. In order to be eligible for an account, you must first stop by the Human Resources office to obtain a Caltech UID number. Once you have your UID number and Caltech ID card you may stop by the Help Desk office (204 Central Engineering Services) to obtain your IMSS (access.caltech) account. Please contact the Help Desk at (request type IMSS-->Accounts) or x3500 with any questions.

Visiting Caltech for a couple of days?

Below are a couple of useful links for people visiting Caltech.

  • Guest Wireless Network
  • Campus Map
  • Visitor Parking
  • Caltech Homepage
  • Support
    • The IMSS Help Desk is located in the Central Engineering Servicesbuilding (#85 on the Caltech Map) room 204. Our regular hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM including the lunch hour. To contact the Help Desk, please submit a request at (request type IMSS)or call x3500 (626.395.3500 from off campus).
  • Software Download
    • Visitors and External Affiliates have limited access to Caltech site licensed software. All Caltech licensed software is for Caltech use only and must be removed upon leaving the Institute.
  • Caltech Wired
    • For purchasing hardware, peripherals and software (outside of our campus license)