Computer Labs & IT

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Are you a Mac or a PC? At William Peace University, it doesn't matter. We have several computer labs on campus with all the latest technology and software. WPU has general labs located in the Flowe Academic Building and library as well as specialized labs outfitted with design and media creation software.

If you're looking for technology assistance, the Information Technology Help Desk is available to the entire WPU community, and can assist with troubleshooting applications, email, Internet and more.

Internet:
Not in a place where you can plug in your computer? William Peace University is fully wireless. Feel free to hang out on the lawn and check your email or Facebook.

Email:
Remember that time when WPU email went down? We don't either. 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 has -- tons of memory, fully searchable, easily accessible -- only with a cool WPU address.

Computer Requirements:
Back to school shopping can be both exciting and daunting, especially when you are standing in the store - or, more likely, online - looking at all of the computers available. Though we have computer labs on campus, you may want to bring your own. Below are some basic configurations you'll need.

PC minimums (laptop or desktop)

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

 

Mac minimums (laptop or desktop)

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

 

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
  • an Ethernet port and Wi-Fi
  • Anti-Virus software
  • MS Office 2010  (Office 2011 for Macs)

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
  • an Ethernet port and Wi-Fi
  • Anti-Virus software
  • MS Office 2011  (Office 2011 for Macs)
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