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Laptop Initiative

All on-campus full-time students, full-time faculty, and most staff are issued either a MacBook Pro, or a Microsoft Windows based laptop. Full-time, on-campus VCSU students, selected other collaborative students, and full-time faculty receive the latest model computer. Part-time students have a choice of either a current model laptop (depending on availability) or a previous model laptop at a lower cost.

Specifications for the laptops currently available to students at VCSU

Current Models:

2021 HP 13.3″ ProBook x360 435 G8
2020 MacBook Air Retina – 13”

Previous Models:

2019 MacBook Air Retina – 13″

2019 HP 14” ProBook x360 440 G1

All users should refer to the appropriate Technology Services Guide for check out procedures and other information. In addition, part-time students should review the following document for information concerning eligibility, costs, and procedures.

Entire Semester, Full-time Access to VCSU Laptop Computers

Mac or PC Designation

Students will be issued either a Mac or a PC based on the major(s) declared and on record within CampusConnection. If a student is pursuing a program of study not listed below or if the student is pursuing multiple majors with conflicting laptop designations, the Technology Service Desk will determine the laptop to issue taking into account inventory available and the wishes of the student.

Students should be aware that certain courses require a specific type of laptop. Consult with your academic advisor if you have a conflict between the laptop that is designated for your major and what is required for a specific course you plan to take. In rare cases, a conflict might also occur between two courses and this might prompt a change in your course schedule. If you need to get a laptop other than what is associated with your major, have your advisor email with a note about the computer you will need.

MacBook Pro laptops for graduate students and undergraduate students in the following majors:

  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Communication
  • Communication Studies
  • Digital Design
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • Exercise Science & Leisure Studies
  • Exercise Science & Rehabilitative Studies
  • Health Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education
  • Social Science
  • Social Science Education
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Education
  • Sport Leadership and Management
  • Sport Management
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Technology Education

Microsoft Windows based PC laptop for students in the following majors:

  • Biology
  • Biology Education
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Business Process Integration Management
  • Career & Technical Education
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Education
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Environmental Science
  • Fish & Wildlife Science
  • Health Science
  • History
  • History Education
  • Human Services
  • B.A.S. Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Non-Degree
  • Psychology
  • Software Engineering
  • University Studies