Student Computing Orientation

Personal Computers

All undergraduate students enrolled at Clemson University are required to have laptop computers. While students may bring any laptop that meets the minimum specifications, Clemson has worked with vendors to offer a recommended laptop at a special discounted price. Students using the recommended laptops receive both software and hardware support. Students with different models of laptop will be responsible for loading their own software and getting the correct settings installed. Clemson will continue to support the recommended laptop for the students duration at Clemson, while those electing to purchase and bring their own laptops will be responsible for their support. PC Repair technicians are on hand to do warranty repairs on the recommended Clemson laptops. To provide a quick turn around on repairs, spare parts for laptops are kept in stock. Students whose laptops need extensive repairs may check out a loaner laptop only if they have one of the recommended laptops.

If you do use a personal computer whether it’s a PC or Mac be sure to install the free Trend Micro to protect it from hackers. This is not required but highly recommended.

Campus residents have access to network connections, wireless and the Internet.

Several software applications are available to students. Please review the available Software Licenses to view a list of software that is available to students.