Remote Connect to Campus Lab Student PCs

Campus Support Document: How to Connect to Campus Classrooms / Labs Computers Remotely

Remote PC connection notes: 

Type active and a backslash “active\” before your user-id:      type user ID like this:          active\myuserid    

  • “active” is the name of the network the PC and your user account is on, it is required when using remote desktop

Remote access to special software used academic departments

Academic departments in coordination with campus IT should be disseminating information to your instructors about online access to specialized software and possibly remote access to some special Lab PCs on campus soon.

You can ask your instructor OR ask at

Other available sources for special software you can use at home

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure VDI server

Offers easy but slow access to virtual PCs with special software for a variety of departments.

Library electronic resources online learning

Ask a librarian services:


Call a Librarian (845) 257-3710

Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm
Fri 9am-5pm
Sat-Sun 1pm-5pm

Text a Librarian (845) 262-2011

Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm
Fri 9am-5pm
Sat-Sun 1pm-5pm

Email a Librarian 

Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm
Fri 9am-5pm
Sat-Sun 1pm-5pm
Average response time: 15-20 min

Remote Consultation with a librarian

Schedule a one-on-one meeting


Modified 2023-05-18