The University of Michigan’s Virtual Private Network (UMVPN) creates a secure, encrypted connection between your device and the U-M network and enables access to university resources from untrusted networks. VPN service is available at no cost to all university students, faculty, staff, and some sponsored affiliates with a valid uniqname and UMICH (Level-1) password at Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint.
If you are unable to access a campus resource, try connecting to the VPN first. Some university services require VPN when you access them from outside the university network.
- A Friend account will not allow use of the VPN.
The service enables users to:
- extend the university’s private, secure, and managed network to their personal devices when using off campus networks.
- send and receive university or personal data through a dedicated and encrypted connection across shared or public networks.
- access applications or data which require an on campus connection (e.g., academic resources, on campus compute and storage services, IT development environments and tools, etc.)
To configure your device to use the VPN, visit Getting Started with VPN.