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Whether you are on or off campus, using a PC, Mac or mobile device, you can access UNCW software through Horizon. This is a secure, private cloud for the UNCW campus community.

Horizon includes updated versions of the most commonly used applications in both stand-alone and desktop form. Students, faculty and staff can enjoy these features from a Web browser, or they may download the Horizon client (recommended) and can also download the app on their mobile devices. The Horizon client has been installed in computer labs around campus and is available for faculty and staff to download in the Software Center.

Check out our helpful Horizon resources.  

Quick Facts about Horizon

  • Do not use VPN when accessing Horizon.
  • You may access your Remote Desktop from Horizon.
  • You can connect to Banner, SSRS Reporting, Chrome River and other services and use the OCI Google Chrome Browser to access these services.
  • You can access virtual UNCW desktops. 
  • You can access UNCW software and applications:
    • ArcGIS
    • EMS
    • Microsoft Excel, Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Word
    • Web Browsers: Firefox, Chrome 
    • Maple
    • KaleidaGraph
    • MATLab 
    • SAS/JMP
    • And more!

Software currently available in Horizon

The software you see in Horizon is dependent upon licensing and groups. Click below for the list of software. 

If you need access to software that you don’t see in Horizon, please submit the  Horizon Issues, Questions & Installations request and indicate what software needs to be added or request access to specfic software. 

  • Software currently available in Horizon
    • Access
    • Adobe Acrobat DC
    • ArcGIS
    • ArcGISPro
    • Azure Data Studio
    • EMS (Event Management System)
    • Excel
    • File Explorer
    • FireFox
    • Google Chrome
    • IBM SPSS
    • KaleidaGraph
    • JMP Pro (UNCW desktop)
    • Maple
    • Mathematica
    • Matlab
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
    • Notepad
    • Notepad ++
    • OneNote
    • Outlook
    • Office 365
    • Powerpoint
    • Project
    • PSFTP
    • Publisher
    • Putty
    • R and R Studio
    • Remote Desktop Connection
    • SAS
    • SAS Enterprise Guide
    • SAS IML Studio
    • SAS ODS Graphics Editor
    • SAS Studio
    • SQL Server Management Studio
    • Visio
    • Visual Studio
    • WinSCP
    • Wireshark
    • Wolfram Mathematica
    • Word

Helpful Resources:

ITS is continuing to install additional apps and software on Horizon. If you notice that your favorite apps are not available on Horizon, please let us know by using the button below and we will be in touch to assist in its migration.