Connecting to VPN

The campus VPN (virtual private network) service allows secure, authenticated, and authorized access to resources on the UWM network that are otherwise unavailable to hosts outside the campus network.

All off-campus users must connect to VPN in order to use remote desktop. Below you will find step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process:

Faculty and staff should check with their local IT department regarding distribution of the Pulse Secure VPN client for University-owned computers.

Please check with your local IT department regarding the distribution of the VPN client for University-owned computers.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the UWM Help Desk at (414) 229-4040 or request help online at