Faculty and Staff

VPN is a virtual private network that enables secure connections to Macalester computing systems from off campus. GlobalProtect Agent is used to provide remote connections. Access to VPN is not automatically granted and must be requested.

How to request VPN access

  • Shared Drives (G & H): Send an email to ITS Help Desk at indicating you are requesting VPN to access shared drives.
  • Other services: Send an email to  ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@macalester.edu include the web application you need access to, along with an explanation of the business need for remote access.

Terms of Service Agreement

By downloading the GlobalProtect agent, you agree to follow Macalester College ITS Responsible Use PolicyComputing Password Policy & Guidelines, and guidelines for Protecting Sensitive Information.

Download and Install Instructions

You must first be granted access to VPN before downloading and installing GlobalProtect Agent.

VPN FAQ