Computers and IT

PC or Mac, laptop or desktop—if you’re buying a new computer for college, there’s no best or recommended kind at Michigan Tech. The computer you’re most comfortable with is the one we recommend. If you do choose a laptop, we’ve got Wi-Fi throughout campus so you’ll always be connected.

System Recommendations

Get additional specifications and answers to frequently asked questions from our IT staff.

Michigan Tech has discounts available through Dell. Additional discounts are available through Apple (no special website required, just look for the education or student pricing option).

Computer Labs

You’ll have 24/7 access to workstations in the VanPelt and Opie Library, including software specific to your classes/major and unlimited printing (though it’s convenient to have a printer in your room as well). You can check the availability of the labs closest to you on campus and find space to check email, work on papers for classes, or catch up on Facebook.

Software

Free software downloads through the Software Distribution Center will be available to you for personal use beginning the first day of classes. All software licenses remain active for use on your personal computer for as long as you are enrolled at Michigan Tech.

IT Services

Information Technology at Michigan Tech provides service for faculty, staff, and students in the areas of computing, networking, telephony, satellite and cable television, software systems, enterprise computing, classroom technology, and online learning.

Face-to-face support is available during weekday business hours at the IT Service Center, located in the Van Pelt and Opie Library on the first floor near the main entrance. Remote assistance is also available.