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 limited 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 IT Services at [email protected] or (616) 331-2101.

Page last modified October 21, 2022