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The FCC has created a pledge which many internet service providers have agreed to participate in to support American workers.

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Technology to help you stay connected


A virtual private network (VPN) client can be used to connect to UK's network securely.

Information Technology Services strongly recommends the use of the University's virtual private network (VPN) when working remotely to better ensure the protection of University data and computing systems.

Microsoft Teams

Team using online tool to meet.

Connect with your team and other colleagues in your department at the click of a button.


Person creating a meeting using Zoom.

Zoom web conferencing allows for real-time interaction in “rooms," an ideal way to transition from in-person meetings to online.

Forward Your Office Phone

Man talking on phone.

While you are away from your desk, you can have phone calls from your Cisco VOIP phone forwarded to your personal phone.

Office 365

Office 365 has several online applications you can use.

Office 365 is available to all University of Kentucky employees. It includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. You can install them across multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, Android tablets, Android phones, iPad, and iPhone. 


You can use OneDrive to store and share any file.

Microsoft OneDrive is a file-hosting service offered by the University of Kentucky through your Microsoft Office 365 account.

Additional Software

Software to help you work is available free of charge or at a reduced rate.

Tips for communicating

Cybersecurity Best Practices

Working remotely presents a prime phishing opportunity. Please report any or all suspicious emails to

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TIPS Optimize your remote work

Our top 10 tips for working from home highlights benefits and challenges to keep in mind.

Personal well-being Stay connected with your team

Tips for staying connected by one of our health coaches, Amy Rodquist-Kodet, MA, CHWC (who works remotely full time).