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Incoming Students Computer Ownership Requirement


As an incoming student, in mid May you'll receive your Dartmouth NetID and password. At that time, go online to The Computer Store to view the packages we're offering and to place an order. When you have made a decision about which computer best suits your needs, place your order online using Dartmouth's Computer Store website.

Dartmouth requires all students to own a computer that meets minimum hardware requirements and works on the Dartmouth network.  While you certainly may choose to purchase your computer anywhere, there are some advantages to buying through The Computer Store. All computers sold through the campus store meet our hardware standards. In addition, you'll receive an educational discount when buying through the store, and can have warranty service performed on campus.

All students that purchase a computer package from The Computer Store are also entitled to a free loaner if your machine needs to come in for a warranty repair at our service department. If you already own a computer, or plan to buy one elsewhere, please be aware that you WILL NOT be entitled to a free loaner and will be charged a service fee if service is needed.

If you have questions about the minimum requirements, or our packages, after you received your Dartmouth NetID in mid-May, call the incoming student computer hotline at (603) 646-1104 (from the U.S. or Canada) or (866) 720-7567 (from outside the U.S. or Canada; the call is toll-free) or send email to [email protected].

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If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

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