Virtual Desktop


The School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP) has partnered with the College of Engineering to provide off-campus access to a “Virtual Lab” of computers. This virtual lab provides students with remote access to SURP software applications and network resources.

Instructions on Accessing the Virtual Lab

  1. Browse to
  2. Enter your FAU NETID and password at the login screen.***Not your full email address***

  3. Select “Go to Downloads” for a Mac or Windows computer. Download and follow prompts to install the client.

  4. Agree and Select Download

  5. Download and install the Citrix Workspace App

  6. Do NOT Enable single sign-on. Click Install

  7. After Installation is successful select Add Account

  8. Restart your computer.
  9. After restart you get the Add Account Prompt. Enter APPS.ENG.FAU.EDU
  10. Click Add

  11. Log in again with your NETID and password

  12. Again Select Desktops from the TOP and GPU Desktop

  13. Your Virtual Desktop will load and you are ready to go

  14. Now that you’re all setup, the next time you want to access the SURP Virtual Desktops you just need to go to and login in.

If you have any issues connecting you the virtual desktop send an email to: