Welcome, Students and Parents!

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Computer Recommendations

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PC Desktop/Laptop:

Minimum Requirements

Windows 8/10

AMD/Intel 2.0 GHz processor


250 GB hard drive


Windows 10

AMD Ryzen 5/Core i5/Core i7 3GHz+ processor


500 GB hard drive (SSD)

MAC Desktop/Laptop:

Minimum Requirements

OS X 10.10/10.11

Core i3 2.0 GHz processor


256 GB hard drive


OSX 10.10 Yosemite/10.11 El Capitan/10.12 Sierra

Core i5/Core i7 3 GHz+ processor

At least 8 GB RAM

200 GB free hard drive space


Internet: Randolph College is 100% wireless! However, most dorm rooms have one or two network ports available for student use and may be activated upon request.

Gaming Consoles & Smart Devices: Our network is set up to support your smart devices and gaming consoles. We have a special network set up just for them.

Personal Router or Switch: Routers are not allowed on our network. Small switches are allowed, but must be approved by IT before use.

Printers & Printing

Do I need to bring a printer to campus?

      • A personal printer is optional and unnecessary for most students. Randolph has printers and print release stations in almost every dorm, lab, and academic building on campus.

Do I need to pay to print?

      • Each student is allotted pages as a part of their technology fee. The number of pages allocated each semester is based on student status. In the unlikely event that additional pages are needed, these may be purchased through the business office at a nominal cost.

Phone Service

If you are in need of a phone/landline in your dorm, you can lease one through the College. The IT Help Desk will be happy to set it up for you and assist with installation upon request. Please contact us for further information.


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User Accounts & Programs

Aside from a Randolph College account, students also receive:

A Google Account:

  • Your Google account includes Gmail and all Google educational apps.

  • Graduates of Randolph College may continue to use their Randolph College Google email for as long as desired.

  • Your Randolph College Google account information will be sent to you via postal mail once you have deposited.

Microsoft 365 Account:

  • Randolph College is pleased to announce that as a benefit to your enrollment at Randolph, you are provided with Microsoft Office 365 for your use as long as you are a student here. This provides the entire Office suite for use on up to 5 personal devices (PC, Mac, iOS, or Android).