Computing Checklist


  • Processor - Any Intel i3, i5 or i7 (although the i7 is a bit overkill)
  • 8GB RAM or better
  • 250GB Hard Drive or better
  • Windows 10 or Mac OSX (or as it's now called MacOS)


  • Screen size - 15" (laptop) or 19"+ (desktop)
  • Warranty - FOUR years! Remember, you're here for four years.
SKIP the bundled Microsoft Office - Students get Office 365 free!

Optional items:

  • Printer - REALLY optional. Printing is free! DO NOT bring a wireless printer!


  • Wireless Access Point/Router 
  • Wireless Printer
  • Microsoft Works / Open Office / iWork

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Information Technology Services

Claremont McKenna College
500 E. Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 607-0911
Fax: (909) 621-8661

Campus Locations

Executive Office
Center Court, Module A
500 E. Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711

Help Desk
Roberts South, Lower Level
325 E. Eighth Street
Claremont, CA 91711