How to Adjust Room Temperature in the Cummins Center from Your Computer

Do you want to adjust the temperature of rooms in the Cummins Center from your computer? If so, then this guide is for you.

  1. Install the remote desktop. To install the remote desktop app, search for "Microsoft Remote Desktop" in your app store.  Screenshot 2024-01-05 at 11.37.41 AM.png
  2. Add a PC onto the Remote Desktop. Click on the '+' sign on the top left of the remote desktop window. Select 'Add PC' from the dropdown menu. Note: If it's your first time opening the application, you can also click on the "Add PC" button in the middle of the window. Screenshot 2024-01-05 at 11.42.20 AM.png
  3. Enter Remote PC info. In the pop-up window, enter the IP address in the "PC Name" box. The IP address is

    In the 'Friendly Name' box, enter whatever name you prefer (I chose BMS for Building Management System).

    Leave all the other default settings as they are, and then click "Add". Screenshot 2024-01-05 at 11.44.17 AM.png

  4. Log into the remote desktop. You will see a pop-up asking for the PC's username and password. Enter the credentials as follows, then click "Continue":

    Username: odowd
    Password: 99Bishop_* Screenshot 2024-01-05 at 11.47.06 AM.png

  5. Continue with any pop-ups.
    You might get another pop-up asking you to continue. Click on "Continue". Screenshot 2024-01-05 at 11.48.09 AM.png

  6. Select the location where you want to adjust the temperature.
    Click on the 'Overviews' link on the top menu to access the list of locations that you can control. Each button corresponds to an area on campus. For instance, to adjust the gym's temperature, click on "AC2 (Gym)". Screenshot 2024-01-05 at 11.49.00 AM.png
  7. Adjust the temperature.
    Once you are taken to that building's temperature controls, locate the "RTU Status" box on the top left of the page. The two settings that you can change are:

    Heating SP - This temperature is when heating will kick in.
    Cooling SP - This temperature is when cooling will kick in.
    Note: In larger spaces like Knauss Gym, temperature changes will take some time and can be effected by number of people occupying the space, doors being kept open or closed, etc.

    To adjust either one, right-click on the temperature to the right of title. A few options will pop-up, and you are going to click "Set". Screenshot 2024-01-05 at 11.49.51 AM.png

  8. Choose your preferred temperature.
    From there, you can enter your preferred temperature for heating or cooling. Then, click on "Ok" to save the changes. Screenshot 2024-01-05 at 11.50.42 AM.png

  9. You're Done!
    Once you set the temperature, you can close the remote desktop window by clicking the "Microsoft Remote Desktop" link at the top left of the window, then select "Quit Remote Desktop" to sign out. Screenshot 2024-01-05 at 11.51.31 AM.png
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