UChicago Virtual Lab (vLab)

The UChicago Virtual Lab (vLab) is an online equivalent to a computer lab. You can use it to access certain course software.

Accessing vLab

You may access vLab from university-provided computers in the Library and other public spaces, or from your own laptop or desktop on the university network. Please note that to access the vLab environment from off-campus, you must use cVPN. (cVPN also requires that you are using 2FA.)

See the ITS knowledge base article for a current list of software available on vLab. If you need assistance connecting to vLab, stop by the Techbar or call ITS Service Desk during business hours.

  • Start Microsoft Remote Desktop (instructions for Windows or download for Mac) or equivalent RDP software
    • Computer: vlab.uchicago.edu
    • User Name: your CNetID
      (Note: some clients require “adlocal\CNetID” instead of just your CNetID)
    • Password: your CNet password
    • Domain: adlocal
  • This is a shared service for all students — backups and storage are your responsibility. Please save all your files on your own device.


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