Network Engineering and Technology
Staff/Faculty VPN Request Form

The Purpose of VPN

Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides the Mason community with secure, authenticated remote access to campus networks and services.  VPN provides the capability for Mason faculty and staff and selected vendors to access Mason online systems from off campus locations for the purpose of telework or conducting business with Mason.  For more information about VPN service, please see .

VPN users must comply with University Policy number 1313, Remote Access Policy.

Please see University Policy number 2202 for more information flexible work schedules and telework.

Vendors: Only qualified vendors are eligible to use this service. Please have the sponsoring department/unit complete the Vendor VPN request form found at:

Other Resources:
Information Technology Standard Use of Non-Commonwealth Computing Devices to Telework

Instructions - PLEASE READ - Updated March 24, 2014 -->

Please discuss with your Supervisor before completing this form.

Fill out this form and submit it online.  Once the request is submitted, a work ticket identified by an Incident number will be created by the IT support team.  Then, the request will be sent to the Supervisor/Department Head you listed on the form.  The Supervisor/Department Head will need to "Reply to All" and state that he/she approves of the request.  Once the request is approved by your Supervisor/Department Head, the request will be sent Network Security to be processed.  You will be notified when your Supervisor/Department Head has acted on the request.  If the request is approved, you should receive confirmation that your VPN is available for use within five days of the confirmed approval from your Supervisor/Department Head.

If you do not receive confirmation that your VPN is available for use after five days from the confirmation that your Supervisor/Department Head approved your request, please contact the Support Center at 703-993-8870.

All fields on this form are required.  Submitting this form will open a print window so you can retain a copy of your request.




Name Mason Phone Mason Email


Faculty   Staff  GRE/Student Assistant   Research Project  

Supervisor/Department Head

Name Phone Email

Network Resources Required. If no Resources are selected as "Yes", no account will be created. Click on the Resource listed below (a separate page/tab will open) for a short description.

E-mail   Internet Native Banner
Corporate Time Calendar   TOAD
Access to Shared Files   SSH
Remote Desktop   Telnet
VoIP Softphone *
(Requires GMU equipment)
  EPM (Project Server)
(Business Intelligence Tool)
  Telework Bundle
(includes VoIP & Unified Communications*)
(add information in Notes section)

* - Additional costs may apply

Notes/Reason for VPN account

This form will print when submitted. this form so a work order can be created.

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Page Updated: March 24, 2014