Computing Off Campus-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Computing Off Campus

This page offers help when working off-campus, whether you are across town or in another country.

Restricted Servers/Services

Connect to VPN when off-campus to access restricted servers and services. For additional information and steps, visit Virtual Private Networking. You can download the VPN client from Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client.

Software Access

You can access certain software from anywhere using Linux timeshares or Virtual Andrew. Virtual Andrew uses VMware View connection software.

File Access

Consider the following file storage options if you plan to work remotely:

  • Files stored in your MyFiles space are accessible through Virtual Andrew.
  • CMU Box is a cloud storage service that allows you to access files from any device with an Internet connection.
  • Files stored in AFS (or DFS --Desktop Support Program customers only) are accessible through a VPN connection.

For additional details, please refer to File Storage.

Traveling Off-Campus?

Print and complete the following documents/forms to help you prepare the IT aspect of your trip:

Preparation... When off-campus...
Preparation Checklist Wireless Computing
Phone Rates (International Travel)
Destination Internet Access

Need Help?

Contact the Help Center
412-268-4357 (HELP)