Longwood University realizes that technology plays an important role in today's world. It is our goal to ensure that each Longwood graduate is proficient in technology.

Who is required to have a laptop?

All entering Longwood University Freshman and transfer students are required to have a laptop.

What kind of laptop should I bring?

You may bring whatever brand laptop you like. It is important that students bring all documentation and software that comes with their laptop when they come to campus.

Below is a listing of minimum specification recommendations for Longwood student laptops. If you have questions regarding these recommendations please contact User Support Services at (434) 395-4357. We recommend that you contact your academic department for departmental requirements and/or recommendations.

Processor: Dual Core Processor

Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM Minimum

Hard Drive: 250GB Hard Disk Drive or 64 GB Solid State Drive (With the Solid State drive, much of the space will be taken up by the Operating System so be sure to purchase external storage)

Operating System: Running Windows 7 or later, MacOS 10.10 or later, or the latest stable release of a Linux Distribution

Internet Connectivity: Wired Ethernet Port - or appropriate adapter to connect to wired port 

External storage device(s): Large capacity flash drives or external hard drive

Optical Drive: A DVD-RW drive - internal or external - is recommended but not required. These may be necessary to watch DVD’s on your notebook or to install software from a disk.

What kind of support will I have for my laptop on campus?

The first contact for students in need of technical support is the Residence Technology Associate Program (RTA).