Information Technology Services
and PC Requirements

Computer Resources
Franklin Pierce University provides students access to computing resources, including equipment and access to networks, as an integral part of the educational environment. The University computer network at the Rindge campus provides network and Internet access to all members of the Franklin Pierce community. Students use it for e-mail, coursework, professional development, and recreational activities.

The Rindge campus has a number of computer labs. Availability for general use is posted at each lab.

  • Lower Level Library General Use Lab
  • Library Bray Center
  • Library Instruction
  • Petrocelli Mac Lab

Each CGPS campus (except for Arizona) has one computer lab.

Computer Requirements
If you are purchasing a new computer or hard drive, you may take advantage of the Educational Discount through GovConnection or at the Apple Store. The page displays the latest products recommended for our students, and the pricing reflects our discount.

Microsoft Software for All Registered Students
Microsoft Office is available to all registered students at a fee of $35 (cash or check, made out to Franklin Pierce University). You will receive your own CD and license key. The license is valid as long as you are a registered student at the University. It may be purchased at the IT Department located in the Lower Level of the DiPietro Library.

Recommendations

  • Create a restoration CD and bring it with you to campus.
  • A security cable to lock your computer.
bullet If you already own a PC and plan on bringing it to campus, we recommend the following minimum requirements:

Processor: Pentium 4 1.6 GHz or better
RAM: 1 GB
Network card: 10/100/1000
Freshmen Residences: wireless network card
Operating System: Windows XP or better.
Anti-Virus software with current virus definitions; AVG is provided by the University upon request
Anti-Spyware software is highly recommended
Cable: 25' Category 5 network cable with RJ-45 connectors

bullet If you already own an Apple Computer and plan on bringing it to campus, we recommend the following minimum requirements:

Processor: 800 MHz Power PC G4 or better
RAM: 512MB
Operating System: OS X
Network card: 10/100/1000

Freshmen Residences: wireless network card
Cable: 25' Category 5 network cable with RJ-45 connectors
Anti-virus software is recommended

Linksys or any other type of router will not be supported. (Wireless routers are not permitted)

For more information, contact the Information Technology Help Desk at ithelpdesk@franklinpierce.edu.