Computer Recommendations

Personal Computer Recommendations

About 70% of student-owned computers on campus run Windows, and about 30% run macOS with some Linux mixed in. Students, if you are bringing a personal computer to campus, please review our recommendations for Windows (PC) and Apple (Mac) computers. This list is also applicable to faculty / staff considering purchasing a personal computer.

PC Recommendation

Operating System: Windows 10
CPU: 7th Generation or newer Intel Core i3, i5, i7 or AMD equivalent
RAM ("Memory"): 8 GB or more (more is better)
Hard Drive: 256 GB Solid-State Drive (SSD) or better
Network: 802.11ac wireless plus wired Ethernet for laptops and wired Ethernet for desktops (some campus residences are wifi-only)
Warranty: 3-year warranty

Apple Recommendation

Operating System: macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
RAM ("Memory"): 8 GB or more (more is better)
Hard Drive: 256 GB PCIe-based flash storage or better
Network: 802.11ac wireless for laptops and wired Ethernet for desktops (some campus residences are wifi-only)
Warranty: 3-year AppleCare Protection Plan
Education Pricing: visit (admitted or enrolled students)

* Specifications are subject to change without notice. If you have questions, please call (419-448-2088) or email the help desk.

Consider the Following

  • Microsoft Office 365 is available at no additional charge to currently enrolled students. Visit our Office 365 page under Student Resources for directions on how to download and install it. This can be done from home before you arrive on campus.
  • G Suite (Formerly Google Apps for Education) is available to all students and offers unlimited email and document storage (Gmail and Google Drive). You can learn more about using G Suite at the G Suite Learning Center.
  • All residence halls offer wireless service in addition to wired Ethernet connections.  If you desire to use a wired Ethernet connection, we recommend a 20-foot CAT 5e or CAT 6 network cable. If you are connecting a gaming console, we highly recommend connecting it to the network using a wired Ethernet connection. 
  • The University provides B/W laser printing in all computer labs and Beeghly Library and in all residence halls.
  • If you are bringing a printer to campus, we ask that you connect it to your computer using a USB cable.
  • Smart TVs, smart phones, video game consoles, tablets and other devices are all welcome on our network and most of these devices will connect to the network seamlessly.  If you find that is not the case, once you arrive on campus, please fill out a help desk form for further assistance.

Contact Information

Peggy Ronski
Administrative Assistant

Bareis Hall 337
Tiffin, OH


Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Our Team

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Kurt Huenemann
Associate Vice President for Information Resources, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
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Sean Joyce
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, CNIT Consultant
Bareis Hall 334
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William Marshall
IT Systems Administrator
Bareis Hall 306
Jeffrey Pocock
Systems Support Specialist
Bareis Hall 304
Tobey Robison
Director of Enterprise Applications
Bareis Hall 330
Peggy Ronski
Administrative Assistant
Bareis Hall 337
Mary Shaffer
System/Database Analyst
Bareis Hall 328
Victoria Smith
Help desk Support Technician
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