- What computer specifications are recommended for bringing a computer on campus?
- What is the student to computer ratio?
- What do you estimate is the percentage of students that bring their own computers?
- Can I have a computer in my room, and if so, how do I get connected to the network?
- What type of wireless network coverage is available on campus?
- Do students ever have to wait for a computer to become available?
- Are there Internet lock-out programs on campus?
- How much hard drive space is each student allotted on the network?
- Are there computers in the residence halls?
- Do professors assign paperless homework?
- Can email be accessed from off-campus?
- What software packages do you support?
- How does Dordt's printing program work?
- What type of connection to the Internet do you have?
Quad Core CPU, i5 or i7
- 8GB RAM
- 500 GB Hard Drive
- Windows 8, Windows 10, or Mac OS X
- Microsoft Office 2016 (available to students for free through Microsoft Office 365 for education)
- Wireless network adapter - 802.11 (laptops)
- Ethernet network card
The student to computer ratio is eight students per one lab computer.
95 percent of students bring a computer with them to campus. Last year 85 percent of these computers were laptops compared to 15 percent desktops.
Yes, you may have a computer in your room; in fact, more than 95 percent of students did so last year. Wired network access is available from all on campus housing through our ResNet system. Simply verify that your computer has a network card installed (most do) and make sure to bring a network (ethernet) cable.
Wireless network access is available in many of our on-campus facilities. Click here for our wireless coverage map.
Students have favorite labs and when "crunch time" rolls around they may have to wait for a computer in that particular lab. Usually, computers are available, but you might have to choose a different lab during those peak times.
Yes, we use content filtering software that limits access to pornographic material. We do not allow access to instant messaging programs (MSN, AOL) from Dordt owned computers. We expect students to follow responsible use of technology guidelines found in the student handbook.
Each student is allocated 2 Gigabytes of network drive space.
Yes, there are mini-labs in all the residence halls except East Campus Apartments.
Yes, many professors assign and accept electronic homework assignments via our online course management system, Canvas@Dordt. Many of the same professors grade and return assignments electronically as well.
Email can be accessed from off-campus via the Internet. Simply point your browser to owa.dordt.edu.
We support Windows XP, Vista, 7, Windows 8 & 10, Microsoft Office 2016, modern web browsers, Outlook (email), Mac OS X, and Microsoft Office 2016 for Macintosh.
Each student has a printing account with a balance of $7 at the beginning of each semester. Seven cents is debited from this account for each laser page printed, while 20 cents is subtracted for each color page. Students can deposit money in their printing accounts at any time during the school year by visiting computer services or the library.
We have a high speed ethernet connection to our ISP.