Academics

Computer Recommendations

New PC Workstation Recommendations

  • Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel i-series (i3, i5, i7)
  • RAM: 2 Gigabyte or more
  • Storage: 250 Gigabytes or larger
  • Removable Media: CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD-RW
  • Network: 10/100/Ethernet Card and/or wireless
  • Software: Microsoft Office 2013

New Apple Computer Recommendations

  • Processor: Intel i-series (i5, i7)
  • RAM: 2 Gigabyte or more
  • Storage: 250 Gigabytes or larger
  • Removable Media: CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD-RW
  • Network: 10/100 Ethernet Card and/or wireless
  • Software: Microsoft Office

All Residence halls and apartments have wireless.

Existing Computers

Minimum requirements for existing computers:

  • PC: Windows 7, ethernet card, and MS Office
  • Mac: Mac OS X, ethernet, and MS Office 2010

Network Cables

Students must bring their own network cords.

Surge Protectors

Students should have a surge protector on all computers used in the residence halls. Inexpensive surge protectors ($20-$30) are available at Wal-Mart, Kmart, and BestBuy. For greater protection, consider purchasing an APC Back-UPS unit (starting at approximately $50)