VPN Access

Connect from off-campus to the campus network via Virtual Private Network (VPN). 


  • Access to Shared Drive files from university equipment while not on campus.
  • Access to specific pieces of institutional software while not on campus.
  • Allows remote desktop access to on-campus systems.
  • Can be used to allow access through certain firewalls.

Getting Started

  • Utilize the instructions below to ensure your university computer has VPN installed. 
  • Check to see if access needs to be requested or if it is granted as a condition of employment in the Requirements section below.

Available To

  • Faculty
  • Staff


  • University employees have VPN access as a condition of their employment, no request is needed.
  • If student employees need VPN access, please submit an access request at uwo.sh/service-portal

Get Help

IT Service Portal

(920) 424-3020


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