Virtual Computer Lab

The Virtual Computer Lab (VCL) is a free service for CSUF students, faculty, and staff to run university-licensed programs via the Internet.

New VCL v2 Login

Available Software

There are virtual sessions available to check out to all students, faculty, and staff.

The following software is available to all campus community: Microsoft Office, SPSS Statistics, SPSS Amos, ArcGIS, Matlab, Food Processor, Minitab, MS Project, MS Visio, MS Visual Studio, ProSeries2014 Tax Prep, EViews 8.0, and much more...

Note:  Additional software titles are available based on your major.   To find out what software is available for your major contact your department. 



VCL can run on Windows PC (32 bit or 64 bit), Mac, Linux, or ChromeBook.


Windows: Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) is already part of the OS and is readily available.

Mac: The Remote Desktop Connection client needs to be installed.

ChromeBook: The ChromeRDP client needs to be installed

Connection Speed:


VCL should work with a reliable high-speed internet connection.