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Computers are essential to the living, learning, and teaching experiences at Bethune-Cookman University. While approximately 500 computers are available in the residence halls, computer labs, and classrooms, there is no substitute for having a computer for your personal use. A Student's Guide for Bringing a Computer to Bethune-Cookman University will provide you with the necessary information to buy a new computer or bring an existing computer to campus that will best fit your needs and that will connect easily to the campus-wide network.

Owning a computer will greatly enhance your years at Bethune-Cookman University. Students use computers daily for online classes, to access library reference materials, communicate via e-mail and instant messaging, participate in on-line discussions, research information using the Internet, access syllabi and lecture materials, analyze data, register for classes, and write papers. The Bethune-Cookman University ResNet program provides each student with a connection to our high-speed campus-wide network from their residence hall so they can conveniently accomplish all of these activities from their personal computer.

This guide outlines the specifications required to connect a computer to Bethune-Cookman University's network and run network-related software as well as other standard software used by students. It also provides information to help you navigate through both the technical and personal options available to you when purchasing a computer.
Purchasing a new computer is very similar to purchasing a new car: you will be spending a significant amount of money for a tool that will greatly impact and enhance your life. When you purchase a computer, just as when you buy a car, you need to spend quality time researching what brands, models, and options best fit your needs. This guide is here to help you find the best computer to match your needs. For additional information you can read computing and consumer magazines, visit computer manufacturers' web sites, and test various models at retail outlet that sale and service computers.

ResNet Shopping Guide

Recommended System Specifications for Connecting to Bethune-Cookman’s Network

PC compatible:

  • Windows 7
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Intel or AMD Dual Core processor or better
  • CD or DVD drive optional
  • Built-in high speed Ethernet & wireless card (802.11 G/N)


  • Mac OS X (10.6 or higher
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Intel Dual Core processor or better
  • CD or DVD drive optional
  • Built-in high speed Ethernet & wireless card (802.11 G/N)

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