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Computer Recommendation

For those looking to bring a personal computer to campus, we have some general guidelines to ensure a positive personal computing experience.

 

Consider that hardware purchased as an incoming freshman may need to last for the entire academic career. Please consider investing in hardware that will last and continue to perform well after four or more years.

*Note: These are not requirements, rather guidelines and suggestions. Most computers will work for students.

 

Windows PC
Minimum Recommended
Processor: Core i3 Core i5 or better
RAM: 4 GB 8 GB
Hard Drive: 128 GB SSD 256 GB SSD or larger
Operating System: Windows 7 Windows 10
Wireless: 802.11 G/N 5GHZ Support 802.11 N/AC
Software: Microsoft Office 2013* Microsoft Office 2016*

*Note: Complimentary Office 365 is offered to all current students, faculty, and staff.

Mac
Minimum Recommended
Processor: Core i3 Core i5 or better
RAM: 4 GB 8 GB
Hard Drive: 128 GB SSD 256 GB SSD or larger
Operating System: OS X El Capitan macOS Sierra
Wireless: 802.11 G/N 5GHZ Support 802.11 N/AC
Software: Microsoft Office 2011* Microsoft Office 2016*

*Note: Complimentary Office 365 is offered to all current students, faculty, and staff.

Educational Pricing

While Trinity does not provide computer/tablet sales, there is educational pricing options for Trinity students from these companies below. Click a logo below to be redirected to a site to purchase needed technology at a discounted price. The deals on these sites are not controlled by Trinity, but do offer significant discounts to students and in some cases faculty.

Policy

In support of its mission to provide a Biblically informed liberal arts education, the college provides access to information technology resources within its institutional priorities and financial capabilities. Access to these resources is a privilege granted to college students, faculty and staff. The college reserves the right to monitor the use of these resources and restrict or deny its use.

 

Information technology resources are to be used to explore and apply the implications of a Reformed worldview to all areas of learning, working and living. These resources are to be used for legitimate instructional, research and administrative purposes. Limited personal use is allowed, but these resources may not be used for personal financial gain.

 

Information technology resources are to be used in ways that demonstrate Christian integrity and love. Those provided with access to these resources are expected to use them in ways that are consistent with the mission and purpose of the college and in compliance with college procedures and relevant state and federal laws. Users are expected to respect the integrity of information technology facilities and systems, honor the rights and privileges of fellow users, and exercise discernment and stewardship in their use of technology.

Disciplinary Procedures

Computer information personnel or residence hall staff will be the first line of monitoring and enforcement of college policies and procedures as detailed in this document. Others may report alleged violations directly to the Dean of Students for investigation.

 

Alleged student violations of the above policies may be referred to the Campus Judicial Committee, which is appointed annually by the Dean of Students. This board comprised of students and faculty will review the evidence, hear from the parties involved, and recommend disciplinary action to the Dean of Students, who will act on the recommendation. The decision of the Dean of Students may be appealed to the college President, whose decision is final. The full range of disciplinary sanctions is available to decision making individuals or groups, including the loss of computer use privileges to dismissal from the college.