We want you to feel at home on campus, in class, and on-line, so do not hesitate to bring your laptop if you believe that will help bring you academic success. Students may be required to purchase and install software required for classes. If you are unsure of your software needs, please consult with your academic department.
If you will be an incoming freshman or transfer student and plan to bring your own laptop, your machine's hardware specifications should at least contain:
It is important that it must meet both of the hardware and software minimum specifications. If it does not, you should update it with one that does in order to ensure that you will have the required computing power to complete your coursework.
Apple users should also be aware that they may be required to run the Windows operating system in order to successfully launch and run various software required for their classes. In such cases, Apple users can partition their laptop for a Windows environment either through Boot Camp or install a Windows-based virtual machine environment, such as Parallels, VMfusion, or Hyper-V. Students with MacBook laptops who need to run Windows will also need a valid copy of the Windows 10 Operating System and any other programs that their classes may require. This setup cannot be installed or Supported by the University.