Requesting VPN access

You can find the Off-campus (VPN) Access to Lesley Systems Request form on Information Technology's website in the Technology Requests section.

Browser Support

Below is the browser compatibility list for our vpn platform.  We currently recommend  the use of Internet Explorer on a  Windows computer and Safari on a  Mac computer, as they offer the most user-friendly experience. 

Web browsers
Operating SystemsInternet ExplorerEdgeChromeFireFoxSafari
WindowsSupportedNot SupportedSupportedSupportedNot Supported
macOSN/AN/ANot Supported
Not SupportedSupported

Connecting to VPN

In order to connect to our VPN platform, please open one of the aforementioned browsers and visit  If you have been granted VPN access, you will be able to login using your Lesley credentials (same as your email credentials up to the @ sign).

VPN Homepage

Below you will see an example of the VPN homepage.

Accessing Colleague / Informer

If you have been granted access to Colleague or Informer* over VPN, you will see the various links listed in the Web section of the homepage.  

* Informer reporting from the VPN requires a workaround.  Click here for instructions.

Accessing File Shares

If you have been granted access to file shares over VPN, you will see them listed in the Files section of the homepage.  Please note: having access to a file share on campus does not imply that you have been granted VPN access to that file share. 

Native Applications (Network Extender)

Certain applications may require the network extender functionality to operate over vpn.  If you have been granted access to network extender or have been instructed to use it, please visit for further details.