IT Services
Networks & Connectivity

Remote Access: Virtual Private Network

Available to

  • Sheridan employees


A Virtual Private Network (VPN) offers Sheridan employees secure access to campus resources that would normally not be available off-campus. The VPN client uses advanced encryption and tunneling to create a private network connection to the Sheridan network over the Internet. This effectively places your remote computer directly on the Sheridan network.

Key Features

  • Secure: allows users to securely access Sheridan network resources – home directories, business applications, shared drives and more.
    : Sheridan's VPN service is not intended to be used as a security mechanism to hide your Internet activity. For example, don't use Sheridan's VPN in a coffee shop, or other locations that offer open access WiFi hotpsots, expecting all of your traffic to be encrypted.

Hours of Availability

VPN access to Sheridan's network is normally available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Occasionally, systems and/or services must be taken offline for system maintenance. AccessSheridan is unavailable the third Sunday of each month between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. for scheduled maintenance.

Getting Started

VPN Access

Basic VPN access is provided to all Sheridan employees allowing them to connect to the services they typically access when they are at the College. Individuals who require a higher level of VPN access should contact the IT Service Desk.

Connecting to the Sheridan Network Using VPN

For details on connecting to Sheridan's network via VPN please see the document linked below:


In Person Support

Available at the IT Service Desk.

Phone or Email

Call the IT Service Desk at ext. 2150 or send email to