Connect with VPN

Page Last Updated: Thu Mar 22 15:30:25 EDT 2018   


USCA now Junos PulseSecure for VPN access.

Faculty, Staff and Students should now use PulseSecure for off-campus access to university network resources from their personal or campus owned computers. PulseSecure replaced the older Junos Pulse client and systems still running the older client will automatically update on their first connection back to the network.

If you have any questions about VPN, or experience issues while using it, please contact the Help Desk for assistance.

Junos PulseSecure is the system used for secure access to the USCA campus network.  It is available for both Windows and Mac systems.  To begin using PulseSecure, please choose the appropriate system from the options listed below:

Windows 7, 8.1 or 10

Mac OS X 10.8+

USC-Columbia VPN

USC-Columbia recently switched back to using Cisco AnyConnect for VPN access.  If you need to connect to Columbia's VPN, please follow the instructions on their website:

Download the Cisco AnyConnect Software

You'll find this software listed in the catalog at the link above.  The software is free to download.

Installation Guide for Cisco AnyConnect

Step-by-step instructions to install Cisco AnyConnect on both Windows and Mac computers.

Using Cisco AnyConnect

Detailed instructions on using AnyConnect for the first time.

Cisco AnyConnect and the Columbia VPN are supported by the Columbia campus.  If you have any issues connecting to Columbia's VPN, please contact the Columbia UTS Service Desk at: 803-777-1800.

8am - 8pm Monday -Thursday
8am - 5pm Friday
Closed Saturday - Sunday
Closed Campus Holidays

The Help Desk is located in B&E Suite 238
803-641-3391 from non-campus phones
x4357 from campus phones

After-Hours Outage Reporting
Call or Text 803-265-5266