Note: the Haas campus remains closed until further notice. Requests for assistance, services, and resources may be limited at this time.

To get UC Berkeley information about COVID-19 and the Campus closure status, please follow the link at the top of this page.

Mac OS Help Topics:

The UC Berkeley Campus is a Windows-based environment, and Mac device support, particularly when it concerns hardware, may not be available at either the Haas or Campus IT levels.

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In order to connect remotely to a PC computer from your Mac, we recommend the MS Remote Desktop for Mac client. The instructions below will show you how to download, install, and configure MS Remote Desktop for Mac on your computer. Please note that you will need your Apple ID in order to download and install the client.



The Remote Access VPN (Virtual Private Network) service is designed to allow Campus users to connect to the UC Berkeley network through an encrypted link.

The Campus VPN software is the bSecure Remote Access VPN.  Please follow the link below to go to the Campus site to learn more, download, and install bSecure.

▷ bSecure Remote Access VPN



AirBears2 is the Campus’ secure and preferred wifi service for students, faculty, staff and affiliates.  To access AirBears2, you will need your CalNet ID, as well an AirBears2 Key.


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