Welcome Week 2021

Computer Purchases

Purchasing a New Computer Prior to Welcome Week?

High Point University offers discounts to three websites. Dell and Mac offer a student discount when purchasing computers. Our software purchasing program is through a company called Varsity Buys.

  1. Dell Computer Purchase Program
  2. Lenovo Computer Purchase Program
  3. Apple Computer Purchase Program
  4. Software Purchase Program

Minimum Computer Recommendations:

Any computer purchased within the last two years will likely meet our minimum recommendations for accessing our campus network. If you are considering purchasing a new computer please review the following recommendations for your machine.

  • Operating System: macOS10.13 or newer or Windows 10 for PC
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 Processor or higher or AMD equivalent
  • Storage: 256 GB or larger
  • Memory: 8-16 GB RAM
  • Network: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
  • Other: Internal or external webcam, carrying case, headphones, microphone

All students have access to Microsoft Office 365 and 1 TB of cloud storage through the university. Many students find tablets, iPads, and other light-weight computers great for note taking, but they may not be sufficient for all assignments.

Majors within the following programs may have additional recommendations or requirements:

School of Art & Design

Nido R. Qubein School of Communication

Computer Science

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Physical Therapy

Physicians Assistants Studies




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