The campus standards below are intended to provide for a successful computing experience at CU Boulder, for students, faculty and staff.
OIT recommendations for purchasing a new computer, customized to your needs.
Guidance on using and purchasing peripherals such as monitors, docks, webcams, and headsets.
Student Shopping List
A basic shopping list for students to be prepared when arriving to CU Boulder campus.
List of standard software available at CU Boulder.
A guide to know when it is time to retire/upgrade a software application.
Using an Existing or Used Computer
If you want to use an existing or used computer on campus, refer to the Supported Software and Hardware list. This list of minimum standards communicates what the IT Service Center, Buff Techs, and Dedicated Desktop Support will support.
If you are using a smartphone to connect to OIT services, use iPhone or Android phones. OIT support is limited to Microsoft O365, Google Mail, UCB Wireless, and basic device troubleshooting.