UCCS offers a VPN (Virtual Private Network) that allows access to campus resources from an off-campus location

The UCCS Resources VPN grants access to your Z: drive (excelsior)(enterprise), as well as the Inbox/Outbox (Inbox and Outbox) folders for all UCCS Students, Faculty, and Staff. 

Through the VPN, you can transfer files to and from your on-campus IT account or a professor's account, access your on-campus email with Outlook (the web interface to Office 365 does not require VPN), access your on-campus email with any other email client (this protects your password since email software programs also send your user name and password to the internet in plain text), and create an on-campus Facilities work order.