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What Technology Should I Bring to Campus?

Use our Move In Checklist for your first day on the heights.

Personal Computer

Students should purchase a computer on the platform they are most comfortable with. Le Moyne College supports both Macintosh and Windows devices.  Most academic programs do not have a requirement for a specific platform, but discussing this with your program director for specifics is always a good idea. 

Please note that Chromebooks do NOT meet our online exam software's system requirements and because of this we do NOT recommend Chromebooks. 

We recommend students purchase a computer with the fastest processor, the most RAM and the largest hard drive storage they can afford, however for minimum requirements we require:

  • i5 processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 500GB Hard Drive (HDD) or Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Wireless-AC (802.11ac)
  • An Ethernet port OR an Ethernet adapter that is compatible with your computer

These specifications should satisfy most students for their entire stay at Le Moyne.  If you have a Mac computer, you can learn how to find your device’s specification here.  If you have a Windows  computer, you can learn how to find your device’s specification here. Please consult with the Service Desk if you have any questions about personal computer Specifications.

Antivirus Software

We require all students to have up to date anti-virus software on their computers. At a minimum, the use of the built-in MacOS or Windows Defender antivirus is required. There are free anti-virus softwares that are Mac/Windows compatible. This software ensures that your Windows or Mac remains safe and free of malware, ransomware, or even troublesome adware. Here are some suggestions:

Bitdefender Free and Avira.

We also recommend having Anti-malware installed on your computer. For this, we recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.  

Please contact the Service Desk with any questions about system anti-virus software. 

Printers

Students are alloted free quota per semester to allow them to complete their academic tasks. Students are able to use several printers across campus to print locally or from their personal computer. For this reason, we do not recommend bringing your own printer to Campus. If you bring your own printer to campus, it must be wired to your computer with the Wireless function disabled. Information Technology will disable printers conflicting with the wireless network.

To learn more about printing at Le Moyne click here.

Television

Every dorm room comes equipped with cable TV capability. To see if your current TV model is compatible on Campus review the chart here.

In order for your TV to be compatible with cable on Campus, it must be equipped with a Clear QAM Tuner. If your TV is less than three years old, there's a good chance it already is equipped with a Clear QAM tuner. If you can’t find your TV listed on the chart above, you may need to purchase a QAM tuner for compatibility after you run a channel scan on campus. The iView 3500STBII is a model that works on campus and can be found on Amazon or locally at Best Buy or WalMart.

Those that live in the Le Moyne College Theme Houses on Springfield Road, Thompson Road, Demong Drive, and Fayette Boulevard should be advised that these dorms do not come with cable. You and your roommates may order cable at your discretion from a local service provider.

Smart Devices

Devices without an Ethernet Port are not compatible with Le Moyne College’s Network. The list includes, but is not limited to:

  • Streaming devices (Roku, Firestick, Chromecast)
  • Smart Home devices (Amazon Echo, Google Home)
  • Nintendo Switch 

 Please consult with the Service Desk if you are unsure if your device has an Ethernet Port.