Remote Desktop (RDP) Access for Students


Remote Computer Lab connections provide students access to specific software. The list of our standard lab software can be found on the Standard Classroom and Computer Lab Software page. The Remote Computer Lab can be accessed via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).  See the instructions below.

Details / Instructions

The remote computer lab is only available on the University network.  If you're not on campus, then you will need to connect via VPN.  In order to connect to the VPN, you will need DUO configured on your phone or smart device for the two factor authentication requirements.

Mac Users: You will need to install a remote desktop client before you begin – such as Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac. Please follow the link and install the free app from the App Store.

1. Go to the appropriate classroom/lab from the links provided below

2. Choose an available computer, then click Connect

3. An RDP session file is downloaded to your computer

4. Open the RDP session file you just downloaded and click Connect

5. When the RDP window appears click Connect

6. Enter RICHMOND\netid, and click OK

7. When finished with your session, choose to restart or disconnect

General_Use_Labs -  Available to all students

Departmental_Labs -  Available by department approval


Business School 239 (BUS.239)
Spatial Analysis Lab (INTC.300)



See Also



Learn Remotely Checklist

On Campus Technology Checklist – Students


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