Bringing a computer to campus

Computer Requirements


The only hardware requirement is a network/Ethernet interface (RJ45 port) to connect to the campus network. Ethernet cables are available at the IT Department in the Library to connect your PC or laptop to a data port in your room.

Operating System

As of Fall 2016, IT will support Windows 7+ and Macintosh OS X El Capitan (10.11.6).

Anti-virus software

All student owned computers in residence halls are subject to successfully completing automatic remediation. This ensures anti-virus software is up-to-date, Windows critical patches are up-to-date and an anti-spyware application is installed and up-to-date. The university does not provide antivirus software for student PC's.

Restore/Resource CD/DVDs

When buying a computer, be sure to get whatever "restore" or "resource" CD/DVD's that are available. These disks contain all of the information necessary to restore your computer to the condition it was in when you got it in the event of a major system problem. When setting up your computer for the first time, if you are given the opportunity to create restore CD/DVD, do so.

When you bring your computer to campus, be sure to bring along all of the CD/DVD's and manuals that came with it: the "restore" CD/DVD, operating system CD/DVD with drivers for your hardware, and software that came with the computer.

Technology Knowledgebase

Service Desk
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bringing a computer to campus

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