Support & Resources for Students


Information Technology Usage Policy
Electronic Mail Policy
Copyright & Internet Bandwidth Policies
Unauthorized Distribution of Copyrighted Material
Legislative Requirement to Prevent Illegal P2P

Computer Requirements

Recommended computer requirements, good thru ’19-’20 academic year:

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i5 – 2.6 GHz (or equivalent) or greater (IBM compatible)
  • at least 500 GB hard drive
  • at least 8  GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • High Definition Graphics card with 1 GB RAM
  • Windows 10 64-bit OS
  • 100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 ethernet network adaptor or 802.11AC wireless adapter (Students living in Baer Apartments require a wireless network connection).
  • Any modern LCD/LED Monitor, due to room sizes we recommend no bigger than a 27” for desktop monitors.
  • Office 365 Pro Plus (for Mac and PC) is available for students of McPherson College:  Cost: FREE
  • Anti-Virus software
  • Apple computers are also compatible with the campus network, minimum suggested Apple operating version: Sierra (10.12).
  • Google Chromebooks are also compatible with the campus network, we recommend a Chromebook that is no more than 2 years old.
  • Apple iOS, Android based, and Window’s based Tablets are also compatible for basic tasks such as checking email and limited document creation\editing using the O365 Apps.