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. 

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 from a university office location. 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.


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.

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
  • Software Center

Installing additional software

If you need software other than what is included in the base software package, open the Software Center application from the Start Menu. You can find and install additional Michigan Tech licensed software, which does not require administrative privileges. Note that this is not the same as the Software Distribution Center for personal computers.

If your software needs exceed what is available in the base software package and Software Center, you can have your faculty or staff adviser submit a request using the form to install additional software on your behalf.

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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