Carnegie Mellon University

Virtual Private Networking (VPN)

Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a secure connection, or tunnel, to the CMU network over the internet. A VPN connection will allow you to:

  • access on-campus resources from off-campus, including campus printers, library resources and network shared drives
  • transfer data securely from off-campus
  • work securely over public Wi-Fi
  • access a service on a restricted subnet


  • Students, faculty and staff