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  • The student laptop program is currently only available to Traditional Full-Time and Part-Time Undergraduate students
  • A student with a Centenary issued laptop may only opt out of the laptop program between the Spring and Fall semesters
  • Laptops are distributed at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters
  • Students are required to sign a contract agreeing to Centenary's guidelines for laptop care
  • Students will be charged for damaged laptop equipment
  • Students are responsible for their own data.  Computers with viruses or other problems will be reset with default settings and software
  • If a student is no longer eligible for a laptop, the laptop must be returned to IT

Software Included

  • Windows 7 operating system
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Sophos AntiVirus
  • Mozilla Firefox

Off Semester Rules and Studying Abroad

  • Students may keep their laptops over Summer and Winter break if enrolled as a Full-Time Undergraduate for the coming semester
  • Students that have been Full-Time Undergraduate students may continue to use their laptop for their final semester at Centenary even if they are not Full Time
  • Students who go to study abroad may take their laptop with them. However, before they leave, the Help Desk should activate their Windows installation with a MAK key so their Windows does not deactivate after 90 days of not being able to check in with our servers. See Anthony Klett or Todd Bastidas for a key.

Student Responsibilities

Laptop Agreement

Students participating in the laptop program must sign (or have a guardian sign) the laptop agreement which outlines the rules of the laptop program and student responsibilities as far as caring for the laptop.

Laptop Damage

Students are responsible to pay a fee for laptop damage. If your laptop is damaged, please see the Help Desk as soon as possible. Many times, very minor damage can become major damage if not addressed immediately.

Major Laptop Damage - up to $250.00

Examples of major damage can include:

  • Broken screen
  • Spill damage
  • Major laptop shell damage
Minor Laptop Damage - up to $100.00

Examples of minor damage can include:

  • Stickers, paint, nail polish
  • Minor laptop shell cracks
  • Missing parts

Replacement Parts

  • Chargers - Price varies based on availability
  • Batteries - Price varies based on availability

Lost or Stolen Laptops

  • Lost or stolen laptops require a theft report to be filed with local authorities or campus security (depending on location of the incident).
  • Please report stolen laptops immediately.  If it turns up, please notify security immediately so the case can be closed.
  • If a laptop is not reported stolen immediately, you may be fully responsible for the cost of the laptop up to $1000.00. 

Graduating/Withdrawing Students

  • Students that leave the college but have not purchased or returned their laptops within 30 days of their departure will be billed up to $1000.00
  • Graduating students have the option of purchasing their laptop



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