iPad Program

for Faculty and Students

2020 iPad Pro for Faculty and Students

To provide ... broad accessibility and ... equity in the learning process ...


First Steps

1. Provide your shipping information - 

Student shipping addresses have already been collected. If you are enrolled for the fall semester and have NOT provided a shipping address, please email the Service Desk at servicedesk@bowdoin.edu as soon as possible.

2. Create an Apple ID - 

All faculty and students will required an Apple ID in order to download apps from the App store. 

All International students and Faculty will require a US Apple ID in order to download apps provided or recommended by the College.

Information on how to create an Apple ID can be found in the knowledge base.
3. Receive and setup your iPad and accessories - 
iPads shipped to students living in the US will be shipped from Bowdoin's shipping partner, SHI. Students will receive a tracking number and ETA from SHI when the iPads ship.

Students coming to campus who will not be at their residence during the shipping windows and who have identified themselves will have their iPads shipped to campus. Information Technology will provide information on when and how to safely pick up your iPad.

International students will have their iPads shipped to the address they have provided. Due to international shipping and customs processing times, the iPads may not arrive for the start of the semester.

Once your iPad arrives, unbox it and follow the steps in the knowledge base to set it up.


Students Faculty
iPad Pro
  • 2020 11" iPad Pro
  • Space Gray Color
  • 128 GB Storage
  • Wireless and Cellular Capable
  • Apple Magic Keyboard with track pad
  • Apple Pencil 2


iPad Pro
  • 2020 12.9" iPad Pro
  • Space Gray Color
  • 128 GB Storage
  • Wireless Only
  • Apple Magic Keyboard with track pad
  • Apple Pencil 2
Cellular Wifi
  • All iPads are equipped with wireless capabilities
  • Join BOWDOIN or eduRoam wireless while on campus
  • Join eduRoam if near or visiting other colleges and universities
  • Join your own home wireless access points




The App Store contains more than 1.8 million apps for students and faculty to explore. Each iPad will come with a small number of "pre-installed" apps, and additional recommended and supported apps are available inside the Self Service Mobile app.

Self Service Mobile



Microsoft Whiteboard



Service and Support


Each iPad comes with 4-year AppleCare+

AppleCare+ provides full Apple hardware issues as well as accidental damage

  • 2 accidental incidents are included for the 4 years. Includes screen damage.
    • $49 service fee required for each incident.
  • 2 incidents for each, the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil 2, are included for the 4 years.
    • $29 service fee required for each incident
You can contact AppleCare directly at 1-800-800-2775 Option 3.

Service Desk

The IT Service Desk and the Digital Corps can help service and support any Bowdoin-issued iPad.

The Service Desk is an Apple Authorized Service Provider and can assist with the warranty replacement if needed.



Frequently Asked Questions

For a more complete list of FAQs, visit the BOLT website.

Additional Resources