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 for telecommuting 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)
    VPN provides a secure remote connection that you will need to connect to the campus network from a remote location.
    See NC State Virtual Private Networking (VPN) Service for more information, instructions and downloads.
  • Web access to your work email and calendar services
    Log in with your Unity ID and password 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.
  • Instant messaging
    • Through the Gmail service, Chat is available for text messaging.
    • Some NC State faculty and staff use AIM and Jabber.
  • 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 and Resources for instructions.
  • Bookmarks
    For convenience, export often-used Web addresses from your campus computer into your home Web browser.
  • Web conferencing
    See Personal Web Conferencing & Collaboration Tools for possibilities.