ThinkPad® for every student!
Full-time NMU undergraduate students (registered for 12 or more
credit hours) are supplied with an IBM ThinkPad notebook
computer with a standard set of applications, including
Microsoft Office and Eudora, and convenient 24-hour access to
the campus network (including the Internet).
• Classrooms in new/remodeled buildings are
designed to facilitate computer/network use by faculty and
students; some older classrooms are retrofitted. Not all
classrooms have a port at every seat because student in-class
use is not always appropriate.
• Network ports are available in residence
hall rooms, the library and in numerous lounges, study rooms and
public places around campus. Although electronic documents are
encouraged, networked printers are installed in various campus
locations for hard copy documents.
• The university has a phone-in/e-mail help
desk and a walk-in service center located at 105 Edgar L. Harden
Learning Resources Center to handle notebook computer
maintenance and university supported software problems. Phone:
906-227-2468 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• NMU leases the notebook computers and
issues them to students on a two-year replacement cycle (a
student will not have a computer more than two years old). There
is a $500 deductible that the student will be responsible for if
the laptop is stolen, and a $50 deductible if the laptop is
subjected to "abnormal abuse" (i.e. spilling a beverage on the
keyboard, dropping the computer, etc.). It is recommended that
an insurance provider be contacted to either obtain additional
coverage or add the ThinkPad to an existing policy.
• Continuing students who pre-register for
the following fall will be able to use the computer through the
summer at no additional charge.
• Statewide dial-in access for NMU students
is available. This service provides students with a local
dial-in number within Michigan to connect to the Internet thus
avoiding long distance charges.
What To Expect
A few weeks before your first semester begins,
you will receive a Teaching, Learning and Communication Initiative
information mailing. The mailing will include an agreement along
with information on the assigned day, time and place where you may
pick up the ThinkPad. Distribution will begin three days prior to
the beginning of the semester.
After you obtain the ThinkPad, a variety of
computer setup and training options will be available for you.
There will also be computer accessories available from the NMU
Bookstore. The NMU Bookstore offers inexpensive printers, drives
for backup and storage, bags and cabling to support the computer.
Information About the Teaching, Learning and Communication
Telephone: 800-682-9797 • 906-227-2650