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The University of Central Florida expects all students to have ready access to a personal computer and software appropriate to his or her field of study. Students can meet this expectation by purchasing or leasing a computer, sharing a computer with family or roommates, or using a UCF student PC lab. All UCF students should expect to use a personal computer in many university activities, including coursework, accessing library information, registering for classes, and e-mailing correspondence to instructors or fellow students.
In addition, many UCF courses require the use of the World Wide Web and the Internet. The University of Central Florida has developed one of the nation’s most advanced campus technology environments, and all UCF students are provided with free e-mail accounts and Internet access. Students wishing to acquire a personal computer are strongly advised to consider a notebook computer with a wireless networking card.
Specific hardware and software requirements vary by department and course, so check with your instructor. At a minimum, you will need the following: