The campus VPN (Virtual Private Network) is required to use many on-campus services. VPN allows your remote computer to “appear” as part of the campus network. Once connected, you could also directly connect to file storage and other systems on campus, allowing you to do many work tasks from home.

However, many applications we use (like email) don’t require the use of VPN. The Tech Services’ VPN Essentials link below provides guidance on what applications need VPN connections. Please review this document so that we do not overload the campus VPN with unnecessary connections.

Questions about VPN?

Have a question about VPN? We have established the ITP – Remote Work Tech space on Microsoft Teams. This space is intended to ask general how-to questions about remote work technology, including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, VPN, and Skype for Business.