Primary workstations (desktops and laptops) for eligible faculty and staff are typically replaced on a rotating four year replacement cycle. The computer replacement schedule, included below, identifies which departments will receive new primary workstations each year.

Tenure track and tenured faculty may request a computer appropriate to their software, teaching, and research needs – Mac, Windows, or Linux; desktop or laptop. Tenured and tenure track faculty computers will match the department standard specifications.

Visiting faculty will receive a redeployed Windows laptop.  If a visiting faculty member will be using software that does not run in Windows for their teaching, they can request a redeployed Mac, pending availability.

Staff may request a Windows desktop or laptop.  A staff member who requests a Mac will need to provide a list of software, necessary for their position, that does not run on a Windows computer.

Computer Replacement Schedule

Faculty & Staff Standard Computer Specifications


Windows Computer Replacement Process

Mac Computer Replacement Process

For additional information or assistance, please contact the Tech Desk at 570.577.7777 or

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