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Prospective Student Information

Q: What kind of network/television does SUNY Potsdam provide for students residing in Residence Halls?
A: High speed internet and cable television connections are available in the Residence Halls. Visit the Internet/TV Services webpage for more information.

Q: I'm bringing my computer, are there any special requirements it should meet?
A: SUNY Potsdam's standard productivity suite is Microsoft Office and is included with your Campus Computer Account. You may also wish to contact your advisor to see if your academic program requires any special software.

Q: I'm buying a new computer, what should I get?
A: Windows and macOS are fully supported.

Q: Does SUNY Potsdam have wireless networking?
A: Yes, many academic common areas, facilities and residence halls have wireless networking. Students need only connect with their wireless device and fill out a short web page form using their campus username and password to gain access.

Q: Can I get discounted software as a student?
A: Yes, check out for many software packages.

Q: Does SUNY Potsdam repair student computers?
A: No, currently personally owned computers are not serviced by the College. New computers will have a warranty by the manufacturer and, alternately, there are several local businesses that service computer equipment.