Off-campus Access


A VPN account is required to access network drives(S:/U: drive), Banner INB  and remote your desktop computer located on UVU Campus.

  • Get VPN access

    • 1. Fill out the VPN Access form
      2.  When your request has been processed, your incident will be closed and an email sent containing the link and instructions on how to setup your VPN client.

      Note:  Student VPN access is granted per semester. Student VPN access will terminate at the end of each semester. Consecutive semester student VPN access requires a new form be filled out by the student at the beginning of each semester.

      3.     If you have any questions, contact the Service Desk at 801-863-8888.

  • U: and S: drives - for PC

    • 1.  Connect to the internet (home wireless network, WiFi hotspot, hotel wireless)
      2. Open the Cisco VPN client and click Connect
      3. Login with UVID and Password
      4. Click Start button on the taskbar and select Computer
      5. In the Computer window select Map Network Drive from the toolbar in the top of the window.
      6. Select a drive letter
      7. In the folder field type the path:
      • For S drive \\\groups
      • For U drive \\\homedirs
      8. Put a check mark in the "Connect using different credentials" box
      9. Click Finish
      10. A login window will appear. Type in:
      • Username:  ad\UVID#
      • Password: UVLINK password
      11. After credentials are entered the drive folder will open in a new window.
  • Banner access

  • Remote access

    • 1. Acquire and setup a static IP for UVU computers by contacting the Service Desk at 801-863-8888
      2. Once the on-campus machine has a static IP setup, it is ready to be remote accessed from off campus
      3. Connect to the internet (home wireless network, WiFi hotspot, hotel wireless)
      4. Open the Cisco VPN client and click Connect
      5. Login with UVID and Password
      6. Click the Windows Start button and type in the search field "Remote Desktop Connection"
      7. Click Remote Desktop Connection to start the application
      8. In the computer field type the static IP address of the on-campus machine
      9. Click the options down arrow in the bottom-left corner of the Remote Desktop window
      10. Put a check mark in the box "Always ask for credentials"
      11. Click "Connect"
      12. A username/password box will appear.
      • Username:  ad\UVID#
      • Password:  UVLINK password
      13. Once credentials have validated and remote access window will open and control of the on-campus machine will be possible.
  • E-mail

    • 1.  Outlook e-mail can be accessed on any computer with an internet connection by visiting the Outlook Web App
      2. Login with UVID# and UVLINK password
      3. More information on accessing UVU Outlook e-mail can be found at the E-mail Website