The naming convention may change with some special drives on campus. Check with IT for permissions.
Check the box "Reconnect at logon"
The shared drive will now be mounted and will be there even after a reboot.
Confirm the machine has access to the NPU network (on campus or using VPN) either through WIFI or Ethernet.
Go to the "Connect to Server" prompt.
Choose the Finder
Click "Go" and then "Connect to Server"
You can also hit keyboard shortcut: "⌘ K" "Command K" on the keyboard.
Enter the file path in to the "Server Address:" field
If you're mapping a z-drive use this convention: "smb://exeter/username$"
If you're mapping a share drive use this convention: "smb://file-department/sharedexample$"
Hit the "+" icon next to the entry field to save it to "Favorite Servers."
Once all the necessary shared drive(s) have been added, select the desired shared drive and hit connect on the bottom right to connect to the shared drive.
Share drives and z-drives won't always stay connected, but they should always be accessible via this method while on campus. And once they're saved in the "Favorite Servers" list, you simply have to click connect.