Following the Spring 2020 move to online instruction, as part of UMBC’s response to COVID-19, all students are required to be technologically “self-sufficient.” Minimally, this includes a reliable computer (preferably a laptop) and Internet access. Historically, this also builds on UMBC’s “Assured Access to Computing” initiative that has been in place since 2001. As such, this site is designed to help students make the most of UMBC’s robust IT resources and support.
If you do not have access to a computer or reliable network connectivity, please fill out the information on this form and our financial aid office will evaluate your situation. If approved, DoIT will work to loan you equipment for use during the semester.
Are you a new student at UMBC?
Click here to view our New Student Technology Checklist.
- Getting a Computer
- Getting Online
- Getting Software
- Learning Online
- Staying Secure Online
- Getting IT Help
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