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Information for New Students

Am I required to bring my own computer?

While the vast majority of PC students have their own computers, it is not required by the college. If you wish to bring a computer to campus, please see our Computer Recommendations and Requirements. Students in the School of Business should see the PCSB Laptop Recommendations.

What software does the college provide to students?

Please see our Software Availability page for more info.

When will I receive my PC email account information?

This information is usually mailed out by mid-May. See our Student Email Information page for more info.

Is there on-campus support for my computer?

Yes! Please see information about our ResNet support program.

Should I bring a printer?

Most students do not bring a printer to campus. With 34 printers, both black and white and color, around campus available for student use, there is little need for a personal printer. Every student is given a printing balance, called PC Prints, of $40 at the beginning of each semester. This amount is plenty for the majority of students.