Virtual Private Network (VPN)

The Office of Information Technology, in providing better service to the University community, secures some of its services so they can only be used by computers on the Rutgers Network. That means those services will not be directly available through Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from off-campus, but instead must be accessed through the Rutgers Virtual Private Network (VPN). In addition to configuring VPN client software, VPN users will need to use their Rutgers NetID (username) and passwords. 

How the service might be used: 

Some services at Rutgers can only be accessed from a computer that is on the Rutgers network. When working from home, computers can connect to the Rutgers network by setting up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection with the University.  Please see How to Request this Service for configuration instructions.

How to request this service: 

Connecting to the VPN Server may require a piece of software called a VPN client. VPN clients are available for all major operating systems. Detailed information on the available clients and their configuration is provided on the Telecommunications Division Wiki


NOTE: The Rutgers VPN can not be connected to from devices on the Rutgers Network.  This includes Offices, Residence Halls, RUWireless and RUWired Devices.

Support Information: 

For questions about the Rutgers University VPN Service please contact your local Computer Help Desk.

Campus                 Phone Number
New Brunswick       848-445-HELP (4357)
Newark                   973-353-5083
Camden                  856-225-6274