for Faculty and Students

2020 iPad Pro for Faculty and Students

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


First Steps

1. Create an Apple ID - 

All faculty and students must have a non-shared Apple ID in order to download apps from the App store. If you share an Apple ID with someone else, you should create a new Apple ID for just yourself.

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.
2. Receive and setup your iPad and accessories - 
Information Technology will be distributing student iPads on Saturday, August 28 from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Additional pickup times are available on Sunday, August 29 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

Once you have picked up your iPad you can either set it up yourself by following the steps in the knowledge base or a staff member will gladly walk you through setup during the event.


Students iPads
iPad Pro
  • 2021 11" iPad Pro with M1 Processor
  • Space Gray Color
  • 128 GB Storage
  • Apple Magic Keyboard with track pad
  • Apple Pencil 2


  • All iPads are equipped with wireless capabilities
  • Join eduRoam or BOWDOIN wireless while on campus (do not join BOWDOIN-GUEST)
  • You can aslo use 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