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Frequently Requested Information about Technology on Campus
We often hear from parents and students that they are looking for information regarding purchasing computers for college.听 While 澳门六合彩资料库 does not require any specific computers, our Information Technology Department has worked with Dell to help students find a computer that will fit their educational needs while considering their budget in a variety of price ranges specifically for 澳门六合彩资料库 students. For information on 澳门六合彩资料库鈥檚 partnership with Dell Computers please go to聽
Any recently purchased computer will be adequate for the academic needs of 澳门六合彩资料库 students. For older computers, a minimum configuration for academic purposes only would be Windows 8, with a minimum of 4 GB of memory, or a Macintosh computer running OS 10.12 or higher. Most students use computers with the Windows 10 operating system.
Students majoring in Business and Accounting聽may prefer to use a computer running the Windows operating system. Many of the courses in these degree programs use software that is not compatible with Mac computers.听
Students majoring in Graphic Design may prefer to use a computer with the Mac operating system. Students majoring in Animation should contact the Animation department (716) 839-8241) to verify their computers can run specialized software used in the program. Laptop computers are convenient and the most popular choice, but not required.
Students enrolled in fully online courses or degree programs need to have access to a computer meeting minimum requirements.听
All 澳门六合彩资料库聽students are eligible to download聽聽(Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) at no cost. Students also have access to a list of recommended free , as part of our . Students may contact their individual departments for other specific software recommendations.
Printing is available for students in the Research and Information Commons or the Business Building computer areas. Students must log in with their 澳门六合彩资料库 username and password before they are allowed to print.听澳门六合彩资料库聽provides 300 FREE printed pages for each student. 聽Each student鈥檚 allotment is recharged to 300 pages at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester. 聽No pages are carried over from previous semesters. 聽Duplex or 2-sided printing is available at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. What if students need to print more? If they have used their allotment of FREE pages, they will see a balance of 0. They will still be allowed to print, but they will be shown a negative balance and they will be charged 5 cents per page that will be added to their bill in the Bursar鈥檚 office. They can manage聽their printing through the .
Wireless internet access is available across campus (dc-secure聽and dc-guest), including all residence halls (dc-wildcat). Ethernet jacks for wired internet access are also available in all college residence halls. In order to protect against viruses, resident students will be required to register their computers on the network. Registration requires a legal copy of the Windows operating system or聽MacOS. Students will need to perform all current Windows or聽MacOS聽updates and it is strongly recommended聽to install .
Students may not bring wireless routers, servers or set up gaming networks in the residence halls.听聽is also prohibited.