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Core Services: Desktop Services

Your Office Computer

Calvin supports both Windows and Mac computers for faculty and staff offices and for campus computing facilities. We provide standard software on faculty and staff Windows and Mac computers. When you first start at Calvin, a computer will be assigned to you. If you have a computer preference, please tell your department chair or supervisor.



As a Microsoft Office campus, we provide you with the Microsoft Office suite of software in computer labs and classrooms, as well as on faculty and staff computers.

We support Adobe Dreamweaver and Fireworks for Web development.

Besides the Microsoft Office suite of software and Web development tools, a variety of productivity and academic software packages are available for student use in computer labs and classrooms. Many labs have specific academic software that faculty members have requested.

Personal Purchase Program lists the discounts offered by various technological vendors for faculty and staff.


Student Computers

Students can connect their personal computers to Calvin's network using ResNet (wired) or eduroam (wireless).

We provide limited support for student's personal computers as long as they meet our system requirements.

Please call the HelpDesk at x6-8555 for details.