The University of Richmond provides several computer configuration options for faculty and staff members. Whether users prefer a Mac or PC, or a desktop or laptop, we can meet those needs provided the choice is consistent with the users position and department requirements. Each year, one third of the campus computers are replaced as part of our asset management life cycle. In addition to the primary computer that a user receives, a secondary laptop or desktop may be requested depending on the users need for the computer and the availability. Another resource that is availble for faculty and staff who may need to travel, would be a loaner laptop rental from the Help Desk.
- Hardware Configurations and Asset Management
- 3 Year Replacement Program
- Request Secondary Computer
- Request a Loaner Laptop
- Faculty and Staff New to UR
Purchase Hardware for Personal Use
Vendor discounts are also available for faculty, staff, and students interested in purchasing Windows or Mac OS. Attronica Computers is a local computer retailer with a location on campus in Jepson Hall G18 and sells Lenovo Computers. For those interested in Macs, users can qualify for an educational discount directly through the Apple Store for Education.
Through the University’s relationship with Arrow Recovery, our e-waste recycling partner, University faculty, staff, and students now have access to refurbished computer equipment at discounted prices. This includes Windows machines, Apple computer products, as well as tablet devices like iPads. Items are purchased directly through Arrow. Faculty, staff, and students, will receive an additional 20% off of the advertised price on the site!
The University of Richmond provides a standard image for all University-owned computer systems. If you are bringing your own computer to campus, review the University's standard software to help keep your computer experience consistent with the University community. Additionally, the Help Desk supports and provides specialty software [as a department purchase] if required for a specific job function.
Purchase Software for Personal Use
Faculty and Staff interested in purchasing various software programs, including Windows and Office, can visit JourneyEd.com for discounts on software. Faculty, Staff, and Students who are interested in Microsoft Office, can purchase Office 365 University Edition online through Microsoft's website.
Computer Labs and Campus Resources
Students, faculty and staff have a number of options for public computer lab access throughout campus along with printing available in all computer labs. Members of the University can also set up their personal Macs and PCs for wireless printing to the public printers on campus.