Welcome to the George Washington University! Please use the information below to get started with the technology at the University.
Processor: Intel i5 or AMD RyzenRAM: 8GBStorage: 256GB SSDOS: Windows 10 or macOS 10.14WiFi: 802.11ADSecurity: Bitlocker or FileVault2 recommended but not required
We also recommend that you check with your school for any additional specifications that may be required for your discipline.
Desktop vs. laptop is largely a matter of personal preference. Consider the following questions: Will you need the portability of a laptop, or do you prefer the cost advantage of purchasing a desktop? Laptops are portable and can ease the trip between residence hall room, library, classroom and home over break. Desktop computers tend to be less expensive than laptops and allow for increased expansion and upgrades. Regardless of what you choose, you will need to take some common-sense precautions to protect your investment. Laptop locks can be purchased from most electronics stores. Whether you have a desktop or a laptop, you should ALWAYS lock your door when you leave your room, and never walk away from your computer in a public place. Ultimately, the physical security of your computer and the security of your files and documents are your responsibility.
GW offers two types of wireless network to GW students.
GW offers GW Box, and Google Drive as backup and storage services for GW students.
Connect your device with an ethernet port (Smart TVs, gaming consoles, and desktop computers) to GWired. Please check to see if you need to activate GWired service in your room and/or check out a media converter from the IT Support Center. Got one already? Here's how to hook up a media converter.
Watch TV or learn something new
|Watch live TV with Xfinity On Campus||Learn something new with Lynda|
Download free software
|Download University-provided software like Microsoft 365 and Symantec Endpoint Protection, available for free to members of the GW community|
Problem with your housing? Need routine and emergency maintenance, moving services, pest control, or HVAC repairs? Contact GW Housing for housing-related questions.
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