Teaching, Learning and
Notebook Computer for Every Student!
undergraduate students (registered for 12 or more credit hours)
are supplied with an IBM ThinkPad® or Apple iBook® (art and
design majors) notebook computer with a standard set of
applications, including Microsoft Office, and convenient 24-hour
access to the campus network (including the Internet).
new/remodeled buildings are designed to facilitate
computer/network use by faculty and students. Classrooms either
have a port at every seat or have wireless access to the
network. However, student in-class use is not always
and wireless access is 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.
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
students who pre-register for the following fall are able to use
the computer through the summer at no additional charge.
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 computer. Distribution will begin three days prior to the
beginning of the semester.
After you obtain the ThinkPad
or iBook, 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.
Registrar's Office, 301 Cohodas
1401 Presque Isle Ave | Marquette, MI 49855 | 1-800-682-9797
Technical questions? E-mail email@example.com
Admissions questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
||©2003 by the Board of
Trustees of Northern Michigan University
Page created by: Kimber Olli of
Northern Michigan University
Northern Michigan University is an AA/EO Institution.
Northern is Michigan's only participant in IBM's ThinkPad University
Program. ThinkPad is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation.
Thursday, July 10, 2003