Student Technology Information

The Smith School currently does not require any specific computer equipment.  The recommendations of the ACT program (see below) are sufficient for classes taught at the Business School. 


Special deals on Dell and Apple computers - campus link to ACT, Academic Computing for Terps.  Students are encouraged to purchase one from this program.  The discounts are substantial, they come loaded with a UMCP software image, and the hardware is fully supported at the OIT central Helpdesk. 

What we're buying for faculty and staff this year -  2010 Computer specs.

Secure your PC

Whatever you buy, keeping your computer secure takes vigilance.   For our suggestions visit  Smith IT security pages.  If you have any other questions, or think your system has been compromised, contact the Smith IT Help Desk.


There are networked printers in each open lab in VMH.  They use the campus Pay for Print system.  For more information about Pay for Print, please see OIT's Pay for Print information

When printing in an open lab, please be considerate of your peers.
  • Reserve large print jobs (50 pages or more) for times when the lab is not busy.
  • Discard your unwanted pages in the appropriate recycling containers.
  • Print jobs not picked up may be thrown away at any time.

If output is unsatisfactory, bring your pages to 3520 and we will either credit your account or replace the print job with satisfactory quality output.

Loaner Equipment

Undergrad students may borrow equipment from Smith IT ONLY when it is needed for a class project or Smith organization event.  Borrowed equipment must be requested by a Faculty or Staff member.   The student may pick it up from 3520 if the Faculty/Staff member indicates that in their request.

MBAs may borrow available equipment for a class session.  They will be required to leave their student ID while the equipment is out.