All students enrolled in academic programs on the San Francisco campus are required to have a laptop that meets the "Open Laptop Program" minimum requirements by the first day of class. Students must pre-register their private laptop. Instructions on how to pre-register will be emailed one to two months before class starts.
If students do not currently have a personal laptop, we strongly recommend that they purchase through our links under Recommended Laptops and take advantage of onsite support.
The following are the minimum specifications required to be in compliance with this program:
NO Chromebook laptop. Your laptop must have the following:
The recommended laptops for students are Apple and HP, which may be purchased through the following links:
The use of a recommended laptop has a number of benefits. Recommended laptops are pre-configured and pre-tested to insure that they are able to effectively work with network communications, printing resources, and other services supported by the dental school.Recommended laptops will receive the following support, through the dental school's IT Help Desk services:
IT Help Desk support does not include repairs to laptops. For that you must find an off-campus repair facility.
Bring your laptop to the IT Help Desk in room 107. You will be asked to complete a service form describing the type of assistance you are requesting. An IT person will provide basic support, including installing software. If other problems are present, such as viruses or spyware, which may prevent connection to the wireless network, or if you are requesting more advanced troubleshooting assistance, your laptop will be left for an IT technician to diagnose.
The "technology fee" paid by students at the dental school covers the cost of a number of items that comprise the School of Dentistry Open Laptop Computer Program, including, but not limited to the following:
The IT Help Desk in Room 107 is open 7:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.