Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Old Dominion University's Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides an encrypted tunnel between a PC or computing device and the VPN device here at the University. By connecting to the University via the VPN, users can interact with University IT systems as if they were on campus.

You need to connect to the campus VPN for remote access to ODU network drives and folders, the use of SSH or Microsoft Remote Desktop, and remote access to Banner, but you should disconnect once you no longer need special access to these services. There is no need to connect to the VPN for access to ODU online file services (OneDrive) or communication services (Zoom, Outlook).

Key features

  • Remote access to network drives and folders
  • Remote Desktop
  • Remote access to Banner

Available to

  • Faculty
  • Staff

Usage requirements

Getting started