Map A Network Drive

You can map network drives from off campus by first establishing a VPN connection.  Software and instructions to setup/configure the VPN client are located at:  

Apple OSX:

Once connected use the following instructions like you were on campus

Windows 10 or 11

  1. Launch File Explorer on the Taskbar or Start menu.
  2. Right click This PC in the Navigation Pane and select Map network drive...
  3. In the window that opens up, first select the drive letter you'd like to map (R, S, or U)
  4. Then for Folder, enter one of the following:
    • U Drive: \\\home\ONIDusername
    • S Drive: \\\share
    • R Drive: \\\research
  5. Click Finish
  6. If prompted for a username and password, enter your username as: and your ONID password.


  1. Open a new finder window
  2. Click on Go and then select Connect to Server... or you can use the keyboard shortcut: command  and K
  3. In the box that pops up, enter one of the following into Server Address:
    • U Drive:  smb://
    • S Drive:  smb://
    • R Drive:  smb://
  4. If you'd like, you can save the location for later by selecting the + symbol next to the network path
  5. Click Connect
  6. If prompted for a username and password enter your username as: and your ONID password.