DOVE Student


Duquesne online virtual environment (DOVE) student edition provides remote access to a Windows 10 environment similar to a Windows computer lab machine with a variety of academic software titles.

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Connect to DOVE Student

You can connect to a DOVE Student virtual machine (VM) with your Windows OS or macOS device by doing the following:

  1. Go to
  2. Select VMWare Horizon HTML Access.
  3. Enter your MultiPass username and password.
  4. Click Login.
  5. Select one of the available Lab Pools.
  6. On the "Welcome to the Duq.local (Duquesne) Domain" screen, click OK.

After Windows is finished loading, you will arrive at the desktop. When you are finished using DOVE Student, double-click the Log Off icon located on the desktop.

Note: DOVE Student features a limited number of VMs. If all VMs are in use and you try to connect to DOVE Student, you will receive a message stating "No desktops available." Please check back at a later time for an available DOVE Student VM.

Software library

The following software is available on DOVE Student:

  • Adobe Reader DC
  • CrystalDiffract
  • CrystalMaker
  • EndNote
  • Gaussian
  • GaussView
  • GeoDa
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Publisher and OneNote)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • SPSS Statistics
  • VLC Media Player
  • VMD


Can I install software on DOVE Student?

You cannot install software on DOVE Student.

Can I print to my local printer from DOVE Student?

Yes. Copy and paste your work from DOVE Student to your local desktop and then print.

How do I transfer files from DOVE Student?

You can transfer files from DOVE Student to your personal computer using your Box, OneDrive or University email account.

Can I use DOVE Student to take an exam with Respondus Lockdown Browser?

No. Respondus Lockdown Browser does not support taking an exam on a virtual machine.

Can I use DOVE Student to access a macOS environment?

DOVE Student only offers remote access to a Windows 10 environment.