UMW provides shared servers where individuals and departments can share files for network retrieval. You will hear people refer to these online spaces as the shared drive, New-Share, P Drive (the letter can change, and can be almost any letter). All of these terms refer to the same things.
Once you are a UMW employee, you automatically have access to the common shared space (New-Shares), as well as to the space that is shared by your department (for example, Mathematics). Once you have obtained a University NetID and Password, you can easily view, download from, and upload to these folders on the university network from your computer.
To access these areas from a PC, go to My Computer.
To access these areas from a Mac, see the Go menu, and choose Connect to Server. Enter smb://GW-FilePrint/Shares/New-Share if you wish to access the shared drive; enter smb://GW-FilePrint/Shares/New-Share/xxx if you wish to access your department’s space (xxx will be what was give to your department as its department’s name on the File / Print server).
Note: To access this space from off-campus, you must first establish a VPN connection to campus.