Welcome to SSC After Hours

This service allows our users remote desktop access to the SSC lab machines after our regular business hours. We encourage you to try this out and give us your feedback. Please remember, however, that this service is after hours, so immediate support may not be available.

Please send your comments, suggestions and questions to remote@ssc.ucla.edu.

If you are unfamiliar with Remote Desktop, there is a FAQ available.


2035B, 2035H, 2400A Public Affairs
The computers in 2035B, 2035H, and 2400A are available between the hours of 9:00 pm and 7:00 am Monday thru Friday and Fridays, 9:00 pm to Monday mornings, 7am.

Bunche A258
The hours for Bunche A258 vary by class scheduling. Please check the class schedule for Bunche A258 for AfterHours availability. AfterHours is available when class is NOT in session.

Please be aware that these hours are subject to change without notification. All software normally available in our labs is available to you remotely. The machines are set to reboot every Monday morning at 7am.

How to Connect

You must have a current SSC lab account.

If you are off campus you will need to download and install Bruin OnLine’s VPN Client. Download the VPN client and follow the instructions to run the VPN client.

Find an available machine from one of the following links.

Log in with your SSC Labs account.
Please login by typing: SSCLABS\username

Click on the available machine and run the download (OR Enter the full machine name from the list of machines into your Remote Desktop Client. For exmaple: b##.labs.ss.ucla.edu)

If you are using a Mac, you can download the Remote Desktop Connection software from the links below.

UCLA VPN Client: 

                Bruin OnLine’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) Service

Remote Desktop Software

Warning! Please Read:

Note that disconnected and idle sessions will be ended after 15 minutes.

The machines are set to reboot at 7am to prepare for normal business hours. You will be warned and given 10 minutes to save your work.

As with any software you install on your computer please be sure to have a current backup before you proceed and be warned that you proceed at your own risk!