Graduate student computer information

Michigan Tech IT provides graduate students with standard productivity computers upon request for their assigned graduate offices. These computers are limited in supply, are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, have a standard hardware configuration, and have a base software package installed. These computers are intended to support general productivity and academic work. 

What's included

Fully managed configuration

The computer will be set up with a fully managed configuration. This means the computer is connected to the campus authentication servers from a university office location to have the most seamless experience to access Michigan Tech resources. Please visit Managed Devices at Michigan Tech for more details.


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


Available with either Windows 10 or Red Hat Linux operating systems installed, including the Campus Common CORE software.

Installing additional software

You can install selected Michigan Tech software through the campus software library without the need for administrative privileges.

Your adviser will need to submit a request for additional software on your behalf for additional software not already included in the Campus Common CORE software or in the campus software library.

Need more help?

To request a graduate productivity computer, please submit a graduate student computer request form.

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

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