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Working From Home

The guidance below assumes that you have consulted with your supervisor to arrange for teleworking in accordance with both DASA and university policies.

Please practice these steps before you need to work from home in the event of adverse weather, illness, etc. And if you need any help while testing or following these steps, please send an email to

Before Leaving Campus

If you have a laptop, please turn it on and log in to the laptop before leaving campus.
This step ensures that your Unity login credentials are synced on the laptop. Neglecting to log in to a laptop before you leave campus requires that you come back to campus to log in!

If you have a desktop on campus and want to connect to it from home, please write down your IP address, which can be found at while you are using your desktop.

Alternative instructions for locating your IP address on a Windows computer are available hereMacs instructions are available here.

Please leave your desktop turned on when you leave campus!

Forward all of your campus phone calls via

Adjust your voice mail via

Test and Protect Virtual Meetings

Convert your in-person meetings to web-based meetings by using Google Hangouts or ZoomZoom resources are available here.

Remember to test your audio and video (speakers, headphones, microphone, and webcam) before your meeting begins by visiting this guidance from Zoom, and/or by following these steps for Google Hangout.

At Home with an NC State Laptop

In order to use NC State issue devices at home, you will first need to follow the DASA Technology Home Use Protocol to ensure you have a signed Equipment Tracking/Home Use Authorization Form CA-2 form (PDF) on file with DASA Technology per REG 07.30.14 – Capital Assets – Home Use of Equipment

Once you begin working from home you’ll want to:

  1. Connect to your home network.
  2. Log in to the laptop using your Unity username and password.
  3. Connect to the NCSU VPN.
  4. If you are missing desktop icons, right-click on the desktop and click “Refresh.”
  5. If you are missing your S: drive or P: drive, run this quick update.

At Home with a Personal Computer

  1. Install the VPN.
  2. Connect to your on-campus computer with these instructions.

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