Welcome Class of 2021 and Transfers
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. This document also contains connection information that will assist you when you come to campus.
Computing @ Wheaton
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. The notebook listed on Dell's site meets all Wheaton College's requirements. For information about this package please visit the Computer Sales Website and click on the "Dell's Site" link. Financing options are also available; please contact the vendor for details
If you prefer an Apple computer, please visit the Computer Sales Website and click on the "Apple's Sales Site link". Once on the Apple Site you should click on the "Recommended Systems" in the right-hand column to get to the Wheaton recommended systems. Apple educational pricing and financing options are also available; please contact the vendor for details.
If you will not be choosing either one of these computers, the computer you bring to campus should meet these minimum standards:
* 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
- Windows 7 or Mac Operating System 10.9x
- Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel/Powerpoint)
- Active and up-to-date antivirus software
For more information about Wheaton's Hardware and Software Standards please visit the Computer Sales Website.
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.
Microsoft Office: Students are now entitled to install Microsoft Office on up to 5 devices (including desktop and mobile versions, PC, Apple, and Android) at no charge. For more information:
There are other software applications available to you. Please visit the Site Licensed Software site for more information about site-licensed, downloadable software available at Wheaton. This software may only be downloaded when you are physically on campus and registered on our network.
Email Address Information
Your Wheaton email address is in the following format: "Lastname_Firstname@wheatoncollege.edu". For more information please visit: http://www.wheatoncollege.edu/technology/started/Email.html.
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 email@example.com or visit us in the Wallace Library anytime Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.