While most students already own a computer, the university standards assures that all student computers meet certain minimum technical requirements. This assures students are able to successfully complete their coursework on campus. Make sure you have access to a computer with the latest software and device that meets the universty standards.
- Windows devices: Windows 10 is the supported Operating System. It is free to download at the MNSU WebStore. If running Windows 10, check for latest system updates in your device using the following procedures: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/it-solutions/help-support/explore-support-articles/windows-10-system-updates/
- Mac devices: Make sure you are running the latest O.S. software on your device: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/it-solutions/help-support/explore-support-articles/how-to-update-the-os-software-on-your-mac-mojave-or-later/
Microsoft Office ProPlus 365: Install the latest version of Microsoft Office ProPlus 365 for Windows and Mac OS on up to (5) five devices, as well as (5) five copies of Office Mobile for iOS, and Android. This software will expire one year after graduation: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/it-solutions/help-support/office-365/
- Connect to the university WiFi network at https://wifi.mnsu.edu: Using the eduroam network will simplify WiFi configuration, use your StarID and then allow your device to use eduroam WiFi at any participating college or university worldwide.