Zoom Video Conferencing


In partnership with the UA System, Zoom video conferencing is available to students, faculty and staff at UA.

Zoom provides cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging creating a complete conference room solution.  Zoom accounts are available to students, faculty and staff; however, only those hosting or scheduling meetings are required to have a Zoom account. Attendees can participate in meetings without Zoom accounts.

The UA System office offers a version of Zoom that is HIPAA compliant.

New to Zoom?

View informational video resources on Zoom’s website. These videos showcase everything from how to start a meeting to screen sharing and meeting controls.

Create Secure Meetings

Zoom requires that all meetings have a passcode or a waiting room enabled. Meetings that do not have a passcode or waiting room enabled will automatically be applied a waiting room.  Waiting rooms can be customized to fit the need and audience for your meeting. For more information, visit the Zoom Support website.

Avoid “ZoomBombing” – unwanted participants and content. OIT Security recommends turning off file transfer and annotation when these features are not in use. Remember that you can mute and remove unwanted or disruptive participants if necessary. Meeting hosts can prevent removed participants from rejoining. Additional tips to avoid ZoomBombers are available on the CIT website.

Zoom Backgrounds

Bring the Capstone to your meeting with a UA virtual background!


Available free of charge to eligible users.


Departments Faculty Staff Students

To begin using Zoom, fill out the user account request form on the UA System website.

Faculty will receive a Zoom Pro account, staff and students will receive a Zoom Basic account. Zoom Basic allows for 40 minute maximum length meetings. If staff need a Pro account for longer meetings, OIT recommends requesting a Zoom Pro account for your department to share.

Zoom Pro accounts can host meetings with up to 300 attendees, Zoom Basic accounts can host meetings with up to 100 attendees.

Within 24 hours, you will then receive an email from Zoom with your account creation confirmation. This email will include a link to activate your account. Click the link to confirm your account and enter your name and password. Once you establish your password, your account is ready for use!

Please note that if you’ve previously established a trial or free Zoom account, you will need to remove the application from your machine in order to utilize the UA enterprise license.

Zoom webinar licenses are available through the UA System at an additional cost.

Eligibility and Cost

Available free of charge to academic and administrative departments, students, faculty, and staff.

Licensing Information

This software is licensed for use on both personal and University-owned machines and devices. This license is administered through the UA System.

Software Information

Visit the Zoom website for quick reference tools and other guides.