The Lawrence Tech Laptop Initiative
Lawrence Tech's Laptop Initiative is a dynamic plan to ensure that Lawrence Tech students are well prepared to take advantage of advanced learning opportunities, have greater access to educational resources, and achieve a competitive edge in the workplace. Laptop computers can be tremendously helpful to students as they learn, retain, analyze, present, use, and exchange complex technological and graphical information.
Each fall semester, specially configured and branded laptop units, complete with furnished software, are issued to all undergraduate and some graduate students after program conditions are met. (See the Undergraduate students or Graduate students sections below for program condition details.)
Once these conditions are met, eligible students may pick up their laptop from the Help Desk, located in room C203, Taubman Student Services Center. The Lawrence Tech Help Desk also provides assistance and on-the-spot repairs if problems occur. Please check out the FAQ page for more information.
The Help Desk schedules major laptop distributions at the beginning of each semester. Most incoming students will pick up their laptops in August just prior to the beginning of fall semester.
You may view the current hardware specifications and software list for your particular major at What laptop and software will I get?
All undergraduate students are eligible to participate in the Laptop Initiative Program.
All students* will need to satisfy these conditions before receiving their laptop:
- Registered for classes. for the current semester
- Paid the $500 security deposit.
- Obtain a Lawrence Tech photo ID card.
- Signed Laptop Agreement which is online in BannerWeb.
*Students under age 18 must print out the laptop agreement, then have a parent or guardian provide credit card information, and sign the laptop agreement.
Master of Architecture students are eligible to participate in the Laptop Initiative Program and are subject to the same terms and conditions as eligible undergraduate students (see section above). All other graduate students are not currently included in the laptop program, but may use an LTU laptop for $95 per credit hour if laptops are available after distribution to all other eligible members. All users borrowing laptops from Lawrence Tech are subject to the terms and conditions listed in the undergraduate section.
Student Owned Computers
Students may opt out of the Laptop Initiative Program and use their own laptops; however, this will not reduce the student's tuition and fees. With a personally-owned laptops, the student also become wholly responsible for acquiring all college-required software. Due to software licensing restrictions, we cannot install software on personally owned laptops with the exception of some software available to students ( Available Software ). Repair and exchange privileges and other services available through the Help Desk are not available for personally owned machines.