Department of Mathematics and Statistics

University Computing Services

  • Linux: ITS is now supporting an Instructional Linux Environment (ILE) that is using GCN File Space, which is the same file space available from the current campus Windows 7 environment. All UNCG faculty, staff, and students automatically receive an ILE account when activating their default, University computing accounts.

    To access the ILE, connect to the linux host using SSH or SFTP. PuTTY is the most common SSH client for Windows computers on campus. ssh on the commandline is the most common SSH software on campus for operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X. For a list of software installed on the ILE, see Linux Software @ UNCG.

    To better support the research mission of UNCG, ITS has entered into a partnership with NC State University to provide technical support and training for High Performance Computing (HPC), see Research Computing Support Available from ITS.

  • Computer Labs: Information Technology Services (ITS) maintains and operates the campus open-access computer labs and provides support for students using the labs and for faculty who teach in the labs. There are currently ten such labs located throughout the campus, containing more than 400 computers.

  • MyCloud: UNCG's MyCloud provides students and faculty remote access to software such as Matlab from off campus over the Internet. Applications accessed through MyCloud @ UNCG do not need to be installed. This allows you to run these applications from any supported device, including PCs, Macs, and even mobile devices.

  • Box Cloud Storage: All campus computing accounts have access to 50GB of cloud-based file storage. Box is very similar to DropBox as it allows access from anywhere on the web and synchronization across all your devices. Visit to login and setup your Box account.

  • Office 365: UNCG has licensed Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus with the web-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote available now by visiting Office365 @ UNCG currently offers Student accounts locally installed copies of Microsoft Office products on up to five devices per user. Faculty and Staff will have access to locally installed copies later in the Fall 2015 semester as part of a Microsoft Office migration project. Office365 also provides access to unlimited cloud file storage trough Microsoft OneDrive.

  • Technology Support Center: TSC is located in Suite 101, Forney Building, and provides assistance to faculty, staff, and students.

  • 6-TECH: 6-TECH Online is a central access point for all of your technical support needs.

  • Microsoft DreamSpark Premium: (Formerly MSDN Academic Alliance) Through Microsoft DreamSpark Premium, students can obtain Microsoft developer tools, platforms, and servers for use in coursework, independent learning, or research.

  • UNCG SSL Web Portal: Virtual Private Networking (VPN) is used to create a secure path to the General Computing Network (GCN) at UNCG in order for your machine to access campus resources remotely. VPN creates an encrypted network connection between you and the GCN. Your computer will logically be part of the GCN when using a VPN connection.