Virtual Labs

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is pleased to announce a new service for the Rutgers community: Virtual Computer Labs. Students, faculty and staff can now utilize OIT computer lab PCs – and all Windows applications provided in the general-use New Brunswick labs – from any location at any time. The available software includes ProQuest, Mathematica and PSpice, among scores of others for a variety of academic disciplines. Clients can connect from most web browsers without a virtual private network (VPN).


How do I access the Virtual Computer Labs?

Visit the Virtual Computer Labs site to learn more about the service and how to log in. You can also view a list of available software.

Are there any limitations?

  • Standard desktop features such as printing and local saving are not available. Users can download a PDF copy of any print output and are encouraged to save documents to their preferred cloud storage platform.
  • Multimedia performance, including video playback, will be reduced.
  • Clients must have a HTML5 web browser, and they will have the best user experience connecting from devices with a keyboard and mouse.

How can I get help?

If you or your users have questions or need assistance, please reach out to the Office of Information Technology Help Desk.



You can access the Virtual Computer Labs via the following link:

Use your NetID and password on the login screen


Once the session is started you will see a desktop


You can use any of the programs provided by going to the programs list from the Windows button in the bottom left of the screen (Here is a complete list of available software)



To save files, you will need to upload them to a cloud storage solution, as remote file saving is disabled.

For faculty, staff, and RBHS students, you can save the files to Onedrive, which is part of your Rutgers Connect account.

For non-RBHS students, you can save the files to your Google Drive, which is part of ScarletMail.



Double click the Logoff icon on the desktop


Click Yes


Click Logout