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Faculty and Staff Preparations Checklist for working remotely

This checklist should be completed by each staff member who may be working remotely.  Complete this checklist as soon as possible and TEST FROM HOME.

  • Always leave your computer on when you leave the office so it can be accessed remotely if necessary. Be sure to have your boilerkey token or have the Duo app configured for 2FA.
  • If you use a laptop, take it home each night so you have it in the event the university closes down.
  • Verify you have the VPN client on your laptop/home computer. Please note that connecting to VPN requires BoilerKey.
  • VPN download and install instructions
  • Do not access sensitive or restricted data from your home computer. If you have need to access sensitive or restricted data, please contact the IT team.
  • Reference the email sent to you by COS-IT ref: computer name and instructions on how to connect to your computer.
  • Contact Science IT if you have any concerns about being able to use a specific piece of software from home. (Endnote, GraphPad, Photoshop, etc.)

Helpful Links

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Working remotely:

Science IT:

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Purdue University College of Science, 150 N. University St, West Lafayette, IN 47907 • Phone: (765) 494-1729, Fax: (765) 494-1736

Student Advising Office: (765) 494-1771, Fax: (765) 496-3015 • Science IT, (765) 494-4488

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