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:

Remote Lab Computer Access:

Remote connections into lab computers

Instructions: Windows | Macintosh | ChromeOS

Borrowing Equipment (Laptops, Webcams, headsets, etc.)

Staff and faculty can borrow a laptop, headset, webcam, and tripod with lighting. If you have/borrow a Chromebook, you can use VOffice or VLab (see above). Other equipment may be available, including webcams and headsets. Email with your request.

If you'd like to take your office desktop home to use, email, and we'll get it ready to go for you. If you need to borrow the monitor, keyboard, and mouse from your office, go ahead (just be careful when transporting and take a picture of how the cables connect so you can reconnect when you get home). Make sure to bring everything back when we all return. 

Students can borrow a chromebook, headset, and/or webcam. Students without internet access can request assistance, and we'll help find a solution (hotspot or rural internet provider). Please fill out the HSU Student Technology Needs Questionnaire.

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.

  • Humboldt State 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

  • We have a limited number of hotspots for those without permanent internet service.

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


Recording Lectures

Technology Equipment Checkout in GH 221 has some cameras available for checkout with more on the way. 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

Siemens Hall 110

Help Desk

Location for walk-ins:
Siemens Hall 110

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

After hours emergencies:
Call UPD at 826-5555

System Status

Status System Est. resolution
Planned Maintenance Jamf Cloud 12-04-21 12:00pm