Computer Recommendations

For Incoming Students

Denison's Information Technology Services (ITS) provides recommended and minimum configurations for student computers based on network requirements and software compatibility.

Owning a computer is not required to attend Denison, however, many students find it very beneficial to their college experience. Please visit the Tech Guide for Incoming Students for information about technology on campus and what to bring.

Computer Recommendations

Computer Recommendations
  RECOMMENDED Configuration MINIMUM Configuration
Operating System Mac: Mac OS Sierra (10.12.x) or newer
Windows: Windows 10
Mac: Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10.5)
Windows: Windows 8.1
Processor Intel i5 or equivalent Intel M3 or equivalent
Memory (RAM) 8 GB 4 GB
Wifi Connectivity 802.11ac 802.11n
Warranty 1-4 year warranty*  

*If you are purchasing a new computer, ITS recommends purchasing an extended warranty with on-site support and accidental damage protection if available.

Additional Recommendations

Additional Recommendations
Technology Description
Software Denison provides Microsoft Office and McAfee antivirus software for both Windows and Mac computers at no charge. You will not need to purchase these for your computer.
Power Conditioning You should purchase a surge protector to protect your equipment from power surges.
USB Memory Stick (aka pen or thumb drive) Many students find it valuable to have a USB memory stick to store files as a backup and to move files between computers.

Vendors Offering Discounted Pricing

Apple, Dell, and HP provide discounted pricing to Denison University students through their online stores:

Contact Us

Information Technology Services
100 West College Street
Granville, OH 43023

Help Desk:
Fellows Hall, 100A

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