Skip to main content

Remote Access

Northwestern provides multiple ways to securely connect to Northwestern resources.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Virtual Private Network (VPN) establishes a "secure tunnel" for your computer on the Northwestern network. It provides strong encryption, enables authenticated access to the Northwestern network from external and untrusted environments, and proxies your network traffic so it appears to originate from within the Northwestern network.


Available To



How to Request Service

Students, faculty, and staff should follow the VPN setup instructions located in the IT Knowledge Base.

To request Web-based VPN service, please send an email to the IT Support Center at

Support Resources

How to set up VPN


Last Updated: 26 June 2020

Get Help Back to top