Telecommuting Tips

Have you been thinking about how to reduce your car’s carbon emissions a day or two a week?
Have you been asked to work from home to enhance efficiency or office space use?
Now more than ever, there are good reasons to telecommute.

To determine if you are eligible and to learn more about it, see Telecommuting.

OIT offers a number of services that can help eligible staff and faculty work productively from home or elsewhere.

  • Antivirus software for personal devices
    Devices that connect to the campus network must have a university-approved, up-to-date antivirus program installed.
    Visit NC State Antivirus Resources for additional information. Unity ID and password are required.
  • Virtual Private Network Service (VPN)
    This provides a secure connection that you will need to work from a remote location.
    See NC State Virtual Private Networking (VPN) Service for instructions and downloads.
  • Web access to your work email and calendar services
    Log in with your Unity credentials at G Suite.
  • Web access to business and student data
    For access to Financials, HR and Student Information System applications, log in to the MyPack Portal.
  • Remote access to your desktop
    Consult your local IT support person if you need to remotely access files or campus resources, including your office computer. Also see:

  • Virtual Computing Lab (VCL)
    With a broadband internet connection, you can access many high-end applications from NC State’s VCL.
    A VPN connection is required for access from off-campus.
  • Messaging services
    • Google Hangouts Meet is available through G Suite services.
    • Some NC State faculty and staff use services such as Cisco Jabber and Slack.
  • Work phone forwarding
    If you can be reached at multiple telephone numbers, Single Number Reach (SNR) can help people contact you faster.
  • Voicemail
    You can check your office voicemail from anywhere; see Voicemail Training Resources for instructions.
  • Bookmarks
    For convenience, export your campus bookmarks to your home computer.
  • Web conferencing
    See Web Conferencing Services for possibilities.