Technology Support is here to inform you about which computer you should bring to campus, and to help with any questions you may have about computing and technology at Wheaton College. This document also contains a link to instructions to create your official Wheaton College account.

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Create your official Wheaton College account

We have created instructions to assist you with this process.

Computers

As a Wheaton College student, you can expect to routinely use computers as you carry out your studies. Wheaton strongly recommends every student have a notebook computer. Owning a notebook computer ensures you will have convenient access to technology, the software applications you need to be productive, and support when you need it.

We have partnered with Dell Computer to create an attractive discount package for you.  Please visit the ‘Dell’ section of the Personal Computer Sales Program page for the recommended Dell hardware for Wheaton students.

If you prefer an Apple computer, please visit the ‘Apple’ section Personal Computer Sales Program page for more information.

If you will not be choosing either one of these computers, the computer you bring to campus should meet these minimum standards:

Hardware standard:

  • 2.00 GHz Dual Core or higher
  • 4GB of memory
  • 10/100 Network Card
  • 250GB Hard Drive
  • 4GB USB Portable Storage Drive

* It is recommended that a 4 year warranty be purchased as well

Software standard:

  • Windows 7 or Mac Operating System 10.9x
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel/Powerpoint)
  • Active and up-to-date antivirus software

If you do not purchase the recommended Dell notebook, please be sure your computer has antivirus and malware protection installed on it. This will ensure your protection against viruses and malware when you are connecting to any internet service provider (ISP) or any other network. Once you are registered on our network on campus, you may install any of our standard software, antivirus, and malware software from our software server free of charge.

Software

Students are now entitled to 1 free downloadable copy of Windows 10 and a Microsoft Office 365 account, which allows you to install Office on up to 5 devices (including desktop and mobile versions, PC, Apple, and Android).

Please see the Software page for more information about how to get Windows 10 and Office 365.

Email Address Information

Your Wheaton email address is in the following format: “Lastname_Firstname@wheatoncollege.edu”. For more information please visit ‘Getting Started with Email.’

We look forward to assisting you with your computer and technology needs. Should you have any questions that are not answered here or on our web site, please feel free to contact the Technology Support Center 508-286-3900 or email us at support@wheatoncollege.edu or visit us in the Wallace Library anytime Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.