Instructions detailing the process for creating a VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection to Colgate University on a Mac 10.11 and higher.


Access to certain resources on Colgate’s network requires being connected to that network, even when in remote (off­-campus) locations. This is done by using a VPN, which will connect a machine to Colgate’s network regardless of physical location.


  • Mac OS 10.11 or higher
  • A valid Colgate username and password
  • An internet connection

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