File Access - Off Campus


  • Students can access their saved files via
  • Log in with your GVSU email address and password.
  • Once logged in you can upload and download files to your private network storage drive.


  • Windows 10: If you are using a GVSU owned Windows 10 machine, you can access your network data on or off campus without the VPN.
    • If you run into connection issues, verify that DirectAccess is "Connected" by clicking on the Wi-Fi icon in your system tray. If DirectAccess does not say "Connected" or is stuck in a "Connecting" state, restart your computer (make sure you click "restart", not "shut down").
  • Mac OS: If you are using a GVSU owned Apple machine, connect to the VPN using Pulse Secure. Once connected you should see the network "DFS" drive appear on your desktop.
    • If you do not see the DFS drive, make sure the Enterprise Connect application is connected by clicking on the menu bar icon that looks like a key inside of a circle and selecting "Connect" or "Reconnect".
  • Personal/Private Device: Connect to the VPN using Pulse Secure, then open a browser, navigate to, and log in with your full GVSU email address and password.
    • Once you've signed into you can upload and download files on all of your your private and departmental network storage drives.


Cloud Drives


  • Current GVSU students, faculty, and staff have access to OneDrive.
  • Log in with your GVSU email address and password.
  • OneDrive offers 1 TB of data storage. Files can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.

Google Drive

  • GVSU students have unlimited Google Drive cloud storage via their GVSU Google account.
  • Faculty and staff can request GVSU Google accounts with unlimited Google Drive cloud storage. Click here for more information on how to request a Google account.
  • Maximum file sizes may be limited by Google.

Need Help?

If you need help or have questions about accessing these drives please contact the GVSU IT Service Desk at or (616) 331-2101.