Laptop Requirement

Due January 2

At William & Mary we require all incoming new students to purchase a notebook computer. A laptop just makes it easier for you to stay connected with classmates, professors and administrators no matter where you might be on campus.  

The William & Mary Bookstore carries a Dell laptop recommended by our IT department as well as an assortment of accessories. Purchasing the recommended Dell laptop through the W&M Bookstore means your computer comes with a 4-year warranty, including coverage for accidents, and can be serviced directly on campus through the IT department, located in Jones Hall.

William & Mary Bookstore 
345 Duke of Gloucester St 

Are you an Apple user? Apple products and accessories at educational pricing are available at the Tech Store located in the W&M Bookstore or online at

Do you already have a computer that you plan to bring to campus? Information Technology recommends that all computers have at minimum:

  • Intel i5 processor or higher
  • 256GB hard drive or higher
  • 8GB of RAM or higher

Review IT’s complete Computer Service Agreement for students, including a list of off-campus service providers.