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University Computer Replacement Cycle

University Computer Replacement Cycle

  • 2016/2017 -- Mac computers
  • 2017/2018 -- Windows laptops
  • 2018/2019-- Specialty lab computers - GIS/NCAT/CS *proposed
  • 2019/2020 -- Windows desktops (Fac/staff) *proposed
  • 2020/2021-- Classroom and lab computers *proposed

Current University Standard Computers

  • Windows desktop - HP Elite 8300 All-in-One, 23" display, i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 320GB hard drive
  • Windows laptop - HP Elitebook 840G4, 14" display, i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB solid state hard drive
  • Mac desktop - 21.5" display iMac, 2.8GHz Quad-core Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion hard drive
  • Mac laptop - 13" Retina Macbook Pro, 2.7GHz Dual-Core Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB solid state hard drive

New Faculty/Staff Computer
If there is a new employee starting in your department, please contact the IT HelpDesk as soon as possible to arrange for delivery of a computer based on the criteria below. 

Tenure Track Faculty

  • Choice of laptop or desktop computer - may be a Mac or Windows based computer

Visiting Faculty

  • Desktop computer - can be a Mac or Windows based computer

FYP Adjunct Faculty

  • Desktop computer - can be a Mac or Windows based computer

Adjunct Faculty

  • Adjunct faculty do not receive a University computer at this time. Requests for exception should be directed to the Academic Dean's office.

Administrative Staff

  • Historically, new administrative staff receive the same computer type that the person they are replacing had. With approval of their vice president and being mindful of the type of work that individual staff members do for the University, the choice of desktop or laptop computer and Mac or Windows based computer can be made.

Switching computers

  • The option to switch from a desktop to a laptop or from a Windows to a Mac based computer come when your current computer is due for replacement. You may petition for a change at a different time with the approval of the Academic Dean's office or your vice president.

Purchasing and replacement of Computers out of startup/grant/endowed funds
St. Lawrence University strives towards a one computer per person for office computers model. We understand, however, that you may require additional computers for your lab or research

  • Computers purchased through startup/endowed funds must go through the IT department - Jamie Richardson - - will be your contact
  • Computers purchased through startup/endowed funds are University assets and belong to the University if you leave. These computers are also not replaced on the University computer replacement cycle.

Purchasing other technology
Please work with Information Technology when you are looking to purchase anything involving technology. We can make recommendations or affirm your choice. We also have many options for purchasing technology, potentially at deeper discounts than are available to consumers.