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Bringing Your Own Computer to Campus

While there is no specific requirement, ITS recommends any PC being connected to the network for student use meet the following specs:

Windows 10

2.0 GhZ or faster processor
4 GB RAM (8 GB preferred)

Macintosh Computers

Mac OS 12 or higher
2.0 GhZ or faster Intel processor
4 GB RAM (8 GB preferred)


Augustana College offers Microsoft Office for all students free of charge.


Augustana College reserves the right to remove any software deemed unsuitable for the Augustana College Network. Augustana does not provide antivirus software, but students are responsible for keeping their devices malware free. For more information and suggested free and paid antivirus software, please go to our page about protecting your devices

Network & Accessories:

10BaseT or faster Ethernet connection

Ethernet cable (available on-campus)
802.11b or higher wireless card (laptops)
USB storage ("thumbdrive" or similar) recommended, available on-campus

Because Augustana provides wireless access in our residence halls and TLAs, wireless routers and access points are banned.

Please note: ITS cannot support all variants of all hardware and software that are brought on campus. However, we will always provide free support for connecting to a network and do the best we can to provide information on problems or issues you may encounter. Users wishing to use Linux systems are welcome and encouraged to do so, but support options are more limited at this time.

For further questions or recommendations, contact the helpdesk at (309-794-7293) or (309-794-7476).

Revised: 7/27/2023