Nearly every Penn student brings their own laptop to the University. But what happens when your computer needs help beyond what your ITA can give?
Available now, residents of Du Bois College House have access to College House Computing's Laptop Loan Program. This program, which in this pilot phase is only available to residents of Du Bois and Gregory College Houses, allows students to borrow a laptop for up to 5 days. These laptops are in limited quantities and are available for reservation.
These laptops will come with the same software found on lab computers -- JMP, Maple, Microsoft Office, Matlab, SPSS, R, and the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) Much like the computers in the computer labs, the files on each laptop will be erased when the laptop is powered off, so borrowers will need to ensure that they save their files on another storage device or in the cloud prior to shutting the laptop down.
Resevations can be made here. Please note that quantities and availability are limited. (This program is exclusive to students living in Du Bois and Gregory College House)
Laptops must be checked in and out by an ITA on duty during the following hours:
Thursday 4PM-7PM & 9PM-12AM