General Computer Information: What you should bring to campus
Wheaton's network provides you with access to electronic mail, the internet, library services, software, public printers, electronic bulletin boards and a course management system. These resources are available from any networked computer on campus.
Minimum Requirements for Laptops: 2013 - 2014
Mac and Windows Systems
* 2.00 GHz Dual Core or higher
* 4GB of memory
* 10/100 Network Card
* Active subscription to Anti-Virus Software
* 250GB Hard Drive
* 4GB USB Portable Storage Drive
* It is recommended that a 4 year warranty be purchased as well
Shop the Apple Online Store for Educational Pricing.
* Mac OS 10.5.x
Shop the Dell Online Store for Educational Pricing.
* Windows 7
(Please note that Microsoft will not provide support for Windows XP after May of 2014. In the fall of 2014 no computer using Windows XP will be allowed the Wheaton College network)
Backing Up Documents
Backing up your documents should become routine. You can save to a USB Portable Drive, DVD or CD. You are also provided with storage called File Services on NetSpace, this is an ideal space to save your documents.
USB Portable Storage
You might want to consider purchasing a USB portable storage drive for your computer. This is a drive which plugs into any USB port (PC or MAC) to which you can download information as back up or for presentations in a class. A USB drive is fairly inexpensive and is a great way to carry your files with you. For personal purchases go to www.GovConnection.com/wheaton. We have partnered with GovConnection in order to provide you with educationally priced peripherals.
Wheaton Email Account?
Students will be provided with an email ID and password. Information on how to send and receive email may also be found here. Any problems using email or getting connected to the Wheaton network should be referred to the LIS Technology Support Center (x3900).