The following minimum requirements are based on security recommendations as well as the software and services used by our community. To avoid service disruptions make sure your devices are kept up to date with the most current operating system unless otherwise notified by ITS to delay a specific upgrade.
Minimum Operating System Requirements
Minimum Computer Hardware Requirements
Processor: Dual Core 2Ghz or Higher (i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent) RAM: 4 GB
Notes: Dual and single core laptops have a reduced frame rate when screen sharing in Zoom (around 5 frames per second). For optimum screen sharing performance we recommend a quad core processor or higher.
Laptop Program Requirements Several academic majors require students to have department-specific laptop hardware and software tools used extensively within the departmental curriculum. If you are entering one of these departments please see the department specific recommendations on the Laptop Program page. Otherwise, you may follow the requirements listed above.