What kind of computer will I have?
Calvin supports both Windows and Mac computers for faculty and staff offices and for Facilities with Technology. CIT provides 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.
CIT approves requests for laptops based on pedagogical or business needs.
As our current hardware standards have been designed to cover all necessities, most additional hardware requires an additional charge to your department and should be included in your department's technology budget. You should receive approval from your supervisor or department's chair prior to requesting additional hardware. Once approval is received, requests for additional hardware should be made by calling the HelpDesk at x6-8555.
How do I get a new computer?
Office computers are refreshed on a 3-year rotation, usually during the summer. Learn all about new computer deployment, including what will be migrated.
My office is moving/I'm moving to a new department. What do I need to do?
You are responsible for moving your computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, desktop printer, and any other computer related equipment, except in special cases. Learn what other moving procedures we have in place.
CIT strives to provide hardware that will meet the needs of the majority of users on campus and provides a complete standard computer system, which includes a standard keyboard and mouse. If you require speakers, those are available from the HelpDesk by request. Please contact the HelpDesk at x6-8555 or send an e-mail.
We consider all other computer peripherals and non-computer items to be the responsibility of each department. The purchase of the following items must be covered by the department’s own budget, along with the following computer consumables, which may be found at the campus store:
- nonstandard keyboards and mice
- personal digital assistants
- USBs or memory sticks
- copy machines
- digital cameras
- fax machines
- audio visual equipment
- scientific instruments
- blank CDs or DVDs
- printer paper
- printer labels
- printer toner cartridges