There are several ways to access your Office 365 account from off campus.

Outlook Web App (OWA)

OWA is web-based e-mail for Office 365. OWA can be used from any computer with an Internet connection and any web browser. Click here to use OWA to access Office 365.

E-mail Clients

Outlook (Windows)
You can use Outlook (2016, 2103, 2010) to access your Office 365 account.  You must connect to the VPN the first time you configure Outlook to use from off campus.

Outlook (Mac)
You can use Outlook 2016 or 2011 to access your Office 365 account.  You must connect to the VPN the first time you configure Outlook to use from off campus.

Other E-mail Clients using IMAP or POP (Windows or Mac)
Any e-mail client that supports the IMAP or POP mail protocol can be used to access your Office 365 account.  However, this is not the recommended method and limited support (basic settings are provided) is available.  Click here for instructions on setting up your Office 365 account using IMAP or POP mail.

Remote Desktop

If your computer at work has the Windows operating system, you can access it using Remote Desktop. Remote Desktop allows you to access your computer on campus and use it as if you were sitting in front of the actual computer. You can then launch Outlook on your remote computer to access your Office 365 account.  To configure Remote Desktop, you must have administrator access to your workstation. A broadband connection such as DSL or a cable modem is highly recommended (not recommended for use with a dial-up Internet connection). Click here for directions on configuring Remote Desktop.

Virtual Desktop

If you cannot use any of the above options to access your Office 365 account from off campus, you may be able to use the Virtual Desktop. Click here for information on using Virtual Desktop to access your Office 365 account.

Article number: 
311
Last updated: 
June 16, 2016