Duquesne Online Virtual Environment


Duquesne Online Virtual Environment (DOVE) provides remote access to a Windows 10 environment similar to a Windows computer lab machine with a variety of academic software titles. You can access DOVE from any location using a Windows or macOS device.

DOVE is only available to Duquesne students.

On this page

Connect to DOVE

  1. Go to https://vdesktop.duq.edu/.
  2. Select VMWare Horizon HTML Access.
  3. Enter your MultiPass username and password.
  4. Click Login.
  5. Click Labs-Basic.
  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, double-click the Log Off icon located on the desktop.

Software library

The following software is available on DOVE:

  • Adobe Reader DC
  • EndNote
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Publisher and OneNote)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • SPSS Statistics


Can I install software on DOVE?

You cannot install software on Virtual Duquesne.

Can I print to my local printer from DOVE?

Yes. Copy and paste your work from Virtual Duquesne to your local desktop and then print.

How do I transfer files from DOVE?

You can transfer files using your Box, OneDrive or University email account.

Can I use DOVE to access a macOS environment?

Virtual Duquesne only offers remote access to a Windows 10 environment.