When deciding on the computing equipment you’ll need, we recommend you work with our knowledgeable Tech Store staff. We can provide you with expert advice and walk you through the process to acquire the right technology for your needs.
Here is a list of essential equipment that you should plan on having here at UW-Madison.
Most students use a laptop on campus. If you plan on bringing an existing laptop with you, compare it to our campus laptop recommendations. Or take advantage of our suggested laptops for students from the Tech Store. For more information, we always recommend you work with our Tech Store staff or consult our Laptop Guide.
Campus requires all computers connected to the campus network to have anti-virus protection. Get your free anti-virus software from DoIT.
The Tech Store also provides a wide variety of accessories and supplies that you will find useful on campus, including:
Extended Hardware Warranty
The DoIT Help Desk can provide on-campus warranty repairs. We recommend that you have a good warranty with accidental protection. Talk to our Tech Store staff or consult our Warranty Guide.
Protective Cases & Covers
Products to protect your computer from spills and falls are available at the DoIT Tech Store along with a wide range of additional technology accessories.
This is just a short list of the computing resources you will find useful during your time on campus. These and other academically discounted products are available to you at the DoIT Tech Store. Go online or visit one of our three locations to see how we can help you get best connected on campus.