Graduate student computer information

Michigan Tech IT provides graduate students with standard productivity computers upon request. These computers are limited in supply, are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and have a standard hardware configuration and base software package installed.

These computers are intended to support general productivity and academic work.  If you need software other than what is included in the base software package, you can look in our Software Center for additional Michigan Tech licensed software, which does not require administrative access for installation. If your software needs exceed what is available in the base software package and software center, you can have your faculty or staff advisor submit a request to install additional software on your behalf.

If you have any questions, please contact Michigan Tech IT by emailing or calling 906-487-1111.

What's included

On-domain configuration

The computer will be set up with an on-domain configuration. This means the computer is connected to the campus authentication servers.  This is the typical setup for office computers to have the most seamless experience to access Michigan Tech resources. Please visit Defining an On-domain or Off-domain Machine for more details.

Operating system

Available with either Windows 10 or Red Hat Linux operating systems installed.


Each station supplied by Michigan Tech IT will be equipped with:

  • One PC (i5, 8GB RAM)
  • Minimum of 500 GB hard disk, with only one partition for the operating system and applications
  • One keyboard
  • One mouse
  • One monitor
  • Necessary cables to power and operate the station 


The following software is included on all systems running Windows 10.  For information regarding the software included on a Red Hat Linux workstation, please contact Michigan Tech IT.

  • 7 Zip
  • Acrobat Pro DC
  • BIG IP Edge VPN Client
  • Chrome
  • Endnote
  • Firefox
  • Java
  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Notepad ++
  • Project Pro
  • PuTTY
  • R
  • R-Studio
  • Visio Pro
  • VLC

How to request

To make a request, use the graduate student computer request form in our service catalog.

Need more help?

For additional questions regarding graduate student machines, please contact Michigan Tech IT by emailing or calling 906-487-1111.

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