IT News

New Remote Desktop Access Procedure

In order to improve the security posture of the University System, changes will be made to the way faculty and staff remote into their campus desktops for work from off campus. 

Beginning Wednesday, Feb 22nd, IT will begin a phased implementation of a new remote desktop procedure.

The rollout schedule is as follows:

Information Technology

February 15, 2017

USF Tampa Specific Units:

  • Admin Svcs Business Center
  • Administrative Services
  • Office of Human Resources
  • VP-Administrative Services,
  • Administrative & Financial SVC
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Budget and Policy Analysis
  • Parking and Transportation Svcs
  • Purchasing & Property
  • Resource Management & Analysis
  • Sponsored Research
  • VP Business & Finance
  • University Controller's Office
  • University Treasury
  • College of Engineering


February 22, 2017

Tampa College of Arts and Sciences


March 1, 2017

All other USF Tampa units not listed above and USFSM

March 22, 2017

Visit and click REMOTE DESKTOP GATEWAY (RDG) for instructions.

Please note that the computer you are connecting to must be running Windows 7 or above; you cannot use RDG to connect to a Mac, though you can connect from a Mac.

For assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk at or 813-974-1222.