Working From Home Information

Here are a few suggestions to help you prepare for working remotely.

If you need something that’s not on this list, or run into trouble, please create a ticket.

Accessing your files

We recommend you migrate your local files to Google Drive.

If you need access to share drives, you can use VOffice

Access to special software

We have many titles you can install on your personally-owned computer:

Faculty and Staff: VOffice can be used to access on-campus services (like OBI and Nolij) and has the following software available:

  1. Adobe Acrobat DC

  2. Google Chrome

  3. Microsoft Office

  4. Mozilla Firefox

  5. Tableau Reader

  6. UAchieve 

To Access VOffice:

You will notice two options: VOffice and myHumboldt, choose which one you need:

  • VOffice will get you to a Windows desktop with the software listed above.

  • myHumboldt will connect you to the myHumboldt portal where you will be able to get into OBI, Peoplesoft, Dars, Nolij, Key Advisor Page, Campus Marketplace, etc.

If you need access to software that’s only on your workstation, please create a ticket and we’ll get you connected to VPN and remote desktop.

Students and Faculty: 

The Virtual Lab ( has been updated with more titles available for you to use online.

All of our Windows labs are available for remote access, which is great for intesnive programs such as Adobe Creative Cloud and GIS Applications.

Gist Hall 215 and Natural Resources 203 are open for student use.

Specially requested titles:


Internet options

  • Many other universities and colleges offer eduroam wireless, your credentials will work to get you guest access at any of them. Here is a map.

  • Cal Poly Humboldt eduroam wireless is up and running.  Signals are strongest at the following locations:

o   FS7 (Near Van Matre Hall)

o   FS9 (between Gist Hall and SBS)

o   FS10 (behind Harry Griffith Hall)

o   G14 & G15 (at 14th & B streets)

Be safe and plan ahead! Buildings are locked and restrooms are not available.  Always be mindful of your surroundings!

  • US Cellular COVID-19 response: follows the FCC agreement*, adds 15 GB data to existing customers, waives overage charges.

  • Metro PCS COVID-19 response: follows the FCC agreement*, increased to unlimited data plus additional 10GB hotspot functionality

  • *FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, nor cutoff service for lack of payment, and provide open hot-spots.


Recording Lectures

We’re exploring recording solutions for classroom lecture capture that involve using tablets and/or document cameras.

Routing Forms/Documents



Need Help?

 Self-Service Troubleshooting

Call (707) 826-4357

Help Desk

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Monday - Friday: 8am - 4:30pm

After hours emergencies:
Call UPD at 826-5555

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