Computing and Communications Services

Network Services


Use of the campus wireless network is available, free of charge, to all CSU, Chico students, faculty, and staff. Wireless service is available in all on-campus buildings. Limited outdoor coverage is available in the main plazas surrounding Meriam Library. CSU, Chico is a member of the Eduroam federation, offering free, secure network access when visiting partner universities. For more information on the campus WiFi see the ITSS support page(opens in new window).


Wired network connectivity is available in most campus locations for faculty, staff, or lab use. Use of the wired network affords the highest available performance and reliability and is the preferred connectivity for all desktop computing. For more information or to order wired network connections, see the ITSS service catalog(opens in new window)

VPN (secure remote access)

The campus VPN service (Virtual Private Network) is used to provide secure remote access to internal campus resources and is available to all current students, faculty, and staff. For more information regarding VPN services, see the ITSS support page: Virtual Private Network Overview(opens in new window)