Laptop Loaner Program

The Computer Science Dept. has laptops that can be loaned to Computer Science Department undergraduate students for various reasons, typically because the student's personal laptop is being repaired, but also if a student's laptop does not meet course requirements (for example, it does not have enough memory or processing power). The loaner laptops are high end laptops with plenty of memory and multiple cores.

Laptops are lent weekdays from 9am to 5pm.

To get a loaner laptop do the following:

  1. - send an email to whose subject line is below -put in your user ID and your sponsor
  2. - Subject “Laptop Loaner CS-LNRE-###-ABCD request for [your ID] sponsor [your sponsor]”
  3. - in the body of the email: state how many days, weeks, or months you need the laptop.

Your advisor doesn't have to approve the lending of the laptop, but if they object, the laptop will be taken back.

You will sign the Agreement for Borrowing a Laptop when you receive the laptop.

An email will be sent to you when the laptop is ready for pickup. The laptop can be picked up from Rice Hall, Room 007, between the hours of 9:00 am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

If you need to extend the lending period, reply to the original email to request an extension.

Please stay on your original email thread for all communications concerning the laptop.

Failure to return the laptop may result in the withholding of final grades or other disciplinary measures.

There are alternatives to a loaner laptop if you have a special assignment. For example, if you have a Mac or Linux laptop and you have an assignment that requires software that only runs on Windows, you can login to the general purpose Windows server,, using your CS domain password (passwords are the same for both linux and windows in the CS Dept). There is more information on this server here: General purpose Windows server.

Conversely, the cluster of linux servers is available for linux computing needs. It uses the same CS userid/password as other servers. You can ssh <userid> from a terminal window to access this cluster. There is more information on this cluster here: The portal cluster.

  • laptop_loaner.txt
  • Last modified: 2021/03/31 13:42
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