Library and Technology Services is excited to introduce LUapps, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). LUapps improves the Lehigh teaching and learning experience by providing all Lehigh students, faculty, and staff with Windows virtual desktops installed with applications for the classroom or office, with ease of access wherever you are!

LUapps powered by Citrix will still be available through the fall semester for your use, but we highly encourage using LUapps powered by AWS in order to familiarize yourself with this new environment.

What makes LUapps powered by AWS better?

With LUapps powered by AWS, access is seamless. Unlike traditional LUapps, you won't need to download the Citrix client software or connect to the Lehigh VPN in order to run software virtually. Enjoy the new LUapps experience right in your web browser, with all the advantages of a full virtual desktop, including easier file management.

Visit the LUapps website to get started!

Need a custom RStudio or JupyterLab environment?

We know there may be times when faculty have additional requirements above and beyond the options available in LUapps. Want to give students access to a specific customized version of RStudio or JupyterLab without the overhead of installation and maintenance tasks? Need a specific version of R or Python, some extra software libraries pre-installed for students, or a GitHub repository automatically checked out into their working directory?

LTS can work with you to configure an environment that simplifies teaching with these applications and provides a streamlined and consistent experience to students. We can also make individual workspaces available to students using shared resources, which can be managed efficiently by our system administrators.

If you would like to request a custom RStudio or JupyterLab environment for one or more of your classes, please complete a Jira request form and LTS will contact you for a consultation.

If you have any questions, contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or

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