TealWare: Your Software Anywhere

Much of the software you use on campus is available remotely through TealWare. No VPN connection is necessary.


SharePoint collaboration software is also available from anywhere without a VPN connection.

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Working Remotely

Remote Desktop

Connect to your Work Computer via Remote Desktop

With Remote Desktop, you can connect to your work computer from home and access all of your programs, files and network resources as though you were actually sitting in front of your computer at work.

Instructions for setting up Remote Desktop via VPN:

Windows / PC Instructions:

Mac Instructions:

Email via Outlook Web Access (OWA)

All faculty, staff and students can access their email via Outlook Web Access (OWA) at mail.uncw.edu or via the link for "Email" at the top of the UNCW home page. OWA has two versions: full and light. The full version, which has more advanced features, is available in the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser. The light version is available in other browsers (ex: Firefox, Chrome, Safari). There is no need to connect to the campus network via VPN to use OWA.

View more details on UNCW email here.


Whether you are on campus or off campus, using a PC or a Mac, you can access software via TealWare. Much of the software that you are accustomed to using only on campus is available remotely through TealWare.

VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Connect to UNCW Network and Resources via VPN

The VPN (Virtual Private Network) allows you to access and use the UNCW computing services from off-campus locations as if you were on campus. Learn more about VPN.

Phone Features

Whether in or out of your office, you have numerous tools provided by your office phone which can keep you connected. Features include:

Learn more about additional phone features available to faculty and staff.

Connect to your Files via File Servers

Faculty/Staff: Sammy is a central file server available to faculty and staff from any computer on the UNCW network and from home if you are connected via VPN.

Students: Timmy is a file server for students which can be accessed on or off campus.

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