The Office of Information Technology offers a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service, providing encrypted remote access to the UC Merced network and campus resources for current students, faculty, and staff.
The UC Merced VPN service provides a secure, encrypted connection to the UC Merced network. If you connect to the VPN service from off campus, you will have access to resources that are otherwise limited for use only on the UC Merced network (For example, library resources). Client software is included for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, and iOS.
The VPN service is available for use 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Self-Service setup documentation for the VPN service is available in our ServiceNow Knowledge Base. Technical support is available, during normal OIT Service Desk business hours.
Instructions for the download, installation, and configuration of the client are available HERE and can be completed in only a few minutes.
For technical support, please contact the OIT Service Desk during standard operating hours (Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM).
There is no cost for this service.