Student Technology Recommendations
The Office of Information Technology does not recommend a specific vendor for computer purchases. Both Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh systems are supported. However, the following minimum requirements should be met when purchasing a new computer. The College of Law and the College of Business Administration recommend a laptop.
- Processor Speed: 2.0 GHz or greater
- Memory: 3 GB of RAM or greater
- Hard Drive: 128 GB or greater
- Optical Drive: DVD-RW Drive
- Microsoft: Windows 7 or Windows 8 (not preferred with limited support)
- Apple Macintosh: Mac OS 10.7.5 or greater
Software Provided by the University:
- Current Microsoft Windows Operating System (upgrade license)
- Microsoft Office (Windows and Mac OS X)
- Wired network ports are available in residential rooms (network cable provided at the IT Drop Off Center).
- For devices without builtin Ethernet, consider a USB Ethernet adapter.
- Wireless: 802.11b/g is available in academic and residential areas. Some areas are 802.1n
- Printers are accessible in academic labs. Consider purchasing a personal printer (wireless printing not supported).
- A USB Flash/Thumb drive (16 GB or greater)
- A mouse for a laptop
- Extra laptop battery
- Verizon Wireless (4G on campus)
- ATT Wireless (3G on campus)
Please install the latest operating system patches and anti-virus updates available before you arrive on campus.
Technical support is available at the IT Drop Off Center located in Northern Commons room 121. Students can take computers there for software issues that cannot be resolved by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or a phone call to (419) 772-1111.