As indicated in a recent survey, the vast majority of Mount Union students are already bringing their own personal computers with them to campus, and technology now allows us to implement equipment that provides students with full access to University resources from their own personal device. Thus, Mount Union has launched a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative on campus.
Beginning with the incoming class in the 2018 Fall Semester, all Mount students will be required to have their own personal computer to use on campus to complete academic assignments. The University has created a virtual computer lab that will allow students to access campus core software from any browser on any device at any time. Students can now enjoy the comforts of using their own device with applications set up according to their preferences.
By putting devices into the hands of every student, Mount Union can ensure that technology supports the delivery of the curriculum both in and out of the classroom. Since you will be utilizing your devices daily, you should begin a routine of charging them overnight to ensure a full charge. Of course, devices may also be charged during the day as long as you have your power cord adapter with you.
University-owned computers will still be available in some campus-wide labs and in departmental labs, such as those for computer science, engineering, foreign language, and the Library, for the foreseeable future.
Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at email@example.com if you want to use Parent PLUS loan or private loan funds to help reimburse you for the purchase of a computer.
Please note that students who entered Mount Union prior to the 2018 Fall Semester are encouraged to have a personal computer to complete academic assignments, but it is not required.