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.

Connecting to VPN

**Please Note: If you are or were using the Checkpoint Endpoint VPN Software on your device, please ensure that you are no longer running it, as this may cause connectivity issues when run simultaneously with Pulse Secure.

Please also note that Pulse VPN is only designed to be used Off-Campus and thus you will not be able to use it while On-Campus.

If you haven't downloaded the Pulse Secure client yet, please follow the directions in the applicable article below:

Pulse installation on Windows

Pulse installation on Macs

In order to connect to the Pulse Secure application, which is our VPN platform, click on the Pulse icon in your taskbar.  If the icon is not in your taskbar, search for the Pulse Secure application on your computer.  

1. In the Pulse Secure window that pops up on a Windows computer, click on the Connect button to the right of Lesley (A).  In the Pulse Secure window that pops up on a Mac, choose Lesley and then Connect (B).



2. You might receive the following pop-up window. If so, just press the Proceed button.

3.  As an added layer of security, at this point, the Pulse secure client will run a security scan called Host Checker.  If upon finishing the host checker scan, you receive a failure to connect, please see our Host Checker article for further information at

4. Upon connecting, you may be prompted to login with your SSO credentials.  Once the connected state says "Connected", you will be able to connect to any on-campus resources that you have been granted remote access to, such as colleague, informer, fileshares, etc.  These can all be accessed directly from your desktop or using the same URL's you would have used from campus.