Laptops at Gordon
Because of how quickly technology changes, we recommend not purchasing new computers until after June first to ensure you get the latest model/best pricing. Although Gordon College does not require students to have computers, we do recommend that students come to campus with a laptop. Laptops enable anytime, anywhere learning. Gordon has complete wireless coverage in all the residence halls and over 150 wireless hotspots available in and around the academic buildings, allowing you to connect to the Internet from various locations. Bring your laptop to class, access your Canvas class sites, use your free Microsoft Office 365 Subscription (see below for details) to prepare presentations and assignments, and bring your computer home over break to keep up with friends and get a head start on next semester's classes. When you want help with your laptop, it's easy to bring it to the Center for Technology Services Helpdesk in Jenks Library for support.
Dell Partner Store (New!)
Click here to access Gordon's exclusive online store offered through our Dell partner, Winslow Technology Group. Members of the Gordon community are now able to purchase laptops, monitors, docking stations, and other accessories directly through this online store! All computers purchased through this store are protected under a full 4-year Dell ProSupport Plus warranty (What does this cover?). This is peace of mind, knowing this investment is protected for the life of most undergraduate careers.
Most manufacturers allow an academic discount for college students; often, you only need to have a valid email address from a college to qualify. See these links for some discounted prices:
Should I purchase an Apple or Windows Computer?
At Gordon College, we support both the Windows and Macintosh operating systems. It is up to you to choose which one you wish to bring to Gordon.
Some things to consider when picking which type of computer to bring:
While here at Gordon, you can get support for both Windows and Macintosh computers. However, you should consider the support options available when you are home on break or if you travel with the computer. Depending on your situation, you may get better support for one platform than for another.
Loaner Laptops for Undergraduate Students
If your computer has a problem, complimentary loaner laptops are available (first come, first served) while your computer is being repaired. For the first week there is no charge while we assist in diagnosing the issue and backing up the data. After that there is a charge of $3 per day, for a maximum of three weeks. Note, we cannot repair computers if they are under warranty, we can only suggest next steps.
Free Microsoft Office 365 Subscription for Undergraduate Students
Office 365 allows you to use the latest Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc...) on up to five computers and full access to their smartphone and tablet apps, all for free. Click here for more information and how to download.
Adobe Creative Cloud & Other Software Products
Gordon College students, faculty, and staff are entitled to special pricing on Adobe Creative Cloud and other select software products using Gordon On-The-Hub. To order, you must have a Gordon College email address to register on Gordon On-The-Hub. Click here to navigate to Gordon On-The-Hub.
Gordon recommends Avast Anti-Virus Software, which is for non-commercial home use only. This means that students can install Avast on a personal computer that is not also being used for any commercial purposes. Click here to download.