Computer Labs & IT

Are you a Mac or PC person? At WPU you can be both.

We have several computer labs on campus with all the latest technology and software. General labs are located in the Flowe Academic Building and library, as well as specialized labs outfitted with design and media creation software.

In the tabs below you will find all of the information you need to know about the Internet & WiFi on campus, Student Email, Suggested Computer Requirements, etc.

  • Internet
    The entire William Peace University campus is equipped with WiFi. From the dorms to the dining halls, you can stay connected from anywhere on campus.
  • Email
    All students have access to a Google-backed WPU email account that is set up through Google Apps for Education. Your email account will have all the features of a standard Google mail account — tons of memory, fully searchable, and easily accessible.
  • Computer Requirements
    Though we do have computer labs on campus, it is a good idea for you to purchase your own. No matter the brand you choose to purchase, here are some basic configurations you’ll probably need.

    PC minimums (laptop or desktop)

    CPU Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    System RAM 4Gb
    OS Windows 7 or Newer
    Network Built-in Ethernet adapter
    Wireless b/g/n
    Anti-Virus software Required (specific info contained in Admission packet)
    MS Office ver 2010 or Newer

    Mac minimums (laptop or desktop)

    CPU Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    System RAM 4Gb or Greater
    OS OS X v 10.7 (Lion) or Newer
    Network Built-in Ethernet adapter
    Wireless b/g/n
    Anti-Virus software Required (specific info contained in Admission packet)
    MS Office ver 2011 or Newer

    If bringing a computer you already own, it should not be more than two years old and, at a minimum, it should have:

    • an Intel Core Duo or AMD Dual Core CPU
    • at least 3GB of RAM
    • Windows 7 or OSX 10.7 (or higher)
    • an Ethernet port and Wi-Fi
    • Anti-Virus software
    • MS Office 2010 (Office 2011 for Macs) or Newer

    If you’re buying a new computer, we recommend that at a minimum it have:

    • an Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU
    • 4GB RAM
    • an accidental damage protection warranty (for laptops only)
    • Windows 7 (Home Premium/Pro/Ultimate) or OSX 10.7 or Newer
    • an Ethernet port and Wi-Fi
    • Anti-Virus software
    • MS Office 2011 (Office 2011 for Macs) or Newer