Service Description

VPN (virtual private network) can be used to access internal resources from off-campus.

Nowadays, VPN is required for only a few services, used by a small number of people:

  • Academic Advisory Portal (to send academic advisories)
  • On premise file servers/shares (TempStorage, CommDrobo)
  • Financial Aid PowerFAIDs
  • Cognos
  • OnBase
  • CX Servers

Please note that VPN is not needed to access The Claremont Colleges Library resources, Google Workplace, HMC email resources, the Portal, Sakai, or Workday.


Available to all faculty, students, staff, and emeritus at HMC.

How to Access the Service

If you have the Cisco AnyConnect application installed already, you can use the following step-by-step guides for MacOS and Windows to connect to the upgraded service.

To login you will use your HMC Credentials.

If you do not have the VPN client already installed, you will need to download the Cisco AnyConnect application from this Google Drive folder.

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