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VPN and Remote Desktop

VPN Connection

Cisco AnyConnect creates a secure encrypted tunnel from your computer to UHCL's network when off campus with a wireless connection. We encourage you to download and install this on your home computer. Instructions for remotely connecting into your office computer can be found at the end of this document. 

Download and install the latest VPN client - Cisco AnyConnect
View VPN Access with 2-Factor Authentication Documentation

Other VPN Downloads 

Our previous VPN software is still available if you are unable to download the Cisco AnyConnect or if you have an older computer that is not compatible with our newest VPN client. Contact the Support Center for more information. 

Remote Connection to Your Office Computer

Remotely connect to your office computer from another computer on campus or from your home computer while connected to VPN. 

NOTE: VPN access requires the use of DUO two-factor authentication (2FA). DUO 2FA is also required for accessing Office 365 and Blackboard, so most users are already familiar with that procedure. If you have not previously used DUO 2FA at UHCL, please review the information on OIT’s  Two-Factor Authentication with Duo page.


  • OIT Support Center

    Bayou 2300
    2700 Bay Area Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77058-100
    Phone: 281-283-2828

    Fall/Spring/Summer Hours of Operation
    Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Sunday: Closed

    Semester Break Summer/Winter Hours of Operation
    Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Saturday-Sunday: Closed