Taking Your NMU Computer

The NMU Asset Management Office wants you to know and understand the following policies before you take your NMU leased notebook computer abroad.    

Repairs and Theft Are Not Covered

NMU notebook computer in a classNorthern Michigan University’s insurance policy does not cover claims for repairs or theft that occur outside of North America.  Because of this, asset management recommends that students who take their computer out of the country purchase additional insurance in case of theft or damage.  Students or their parents may contact their insurance provider about adding the computer system to their existing coverage. Return of the computer may be an alternative if you are concerned for the safety of your laptop while abroad. Please familiarize yourself with the computer repair policy before leaving the United States.


Students who have a leased computer issued and whose classes do not meet on NMU’s campus for the semester will be charged the rental fee for the computer.  Currently, the rental fee is $385 per semester.  Please return the computer before you leave campus to avoid being charged the rental fee for the computer while you are studying abroad.  Please go to http://www.nmu.edu/tuition.

Eligibility for Computer

You must be registered for NMU classes by the established deadline dates to be eligible to continue using the laptop.  The deadline date is always the day that grades are due, the Tuesday after fall and winter commencement.  Please make arrangements for someone to register for you if you will not be able to register yourself during pre-registration.  The collection process and late fees begin on the Wednesday following graduation.

Important Contacts

Please contact asset management at thinkpad@nmu.edu  OR  call 906-227-1422, 1256 or 2822 if you have any questions or concerns.

Important Information will be sent via NMU e-mail. Remember to check your NMU e-mail weekly.