VPN for Remote Desktop

VPN Request Form

To request access to the Hamilton College VPN, please click here and complete the request form.


Who does this affect?  Any Hamilton employee connecting to on-campus resources, from off-campus, using a Remote Desktop connection (Mac or Windows).

What:  Employees will need to use a secure connection through what is known as a virtual private network (VPN) BEFORE using Remote Desktop. A VPN connection is not required if you want to check your email from off-campus, use My Hamilton or Webadvisor.

Why: To improve our data security.  Remote Desktop through an insecure connection is known to be a common point of attack for hackers.

Please direct questions to the Help Desk at 859-4181.  Thank you for your help in improving the security of our information environment.


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