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Virtual Computing Lab

All Enrolled Students are granted access to the Virtualized Software and Virtual Desktops via Citrix application.

What is Citrix?

Citrix is a server-based software delivery environment that allows users to access computer programs without the need of installing them on a local hard drive.

A list of available applications on the Virtual Desktops can be found in the Deployed Software section.

Citrix Login Screen

If you are logging into citrix.monclair.edu for the first time, Citrix will attempt to detect the version of Citrix Receiver (now known as Citrix Workspace).

  • If Citrix detects the Citrix Receiver on the local machine, Citrix will continue with the login process.
  • If the Citrix Receiver is NOT detected on the local machine, click on “Use Light Version”.


The following window appears:


To view a list of available published applications, left-click on the APPS icon. You can select your favorite apps by left-clicking on the star in the upper left corner of the application. You will notice that it will turn yellow and it will be added to the Home Window.

To add a desktop Favorite to your Home window: Single left click on: DESKTOPS and the following window appears.

To view the FAVORITES list, please left-click on the HOME icon.

For any further assistance, please contact IT Service Desk at 973-655-7971, option 1.