Digital Excellence Commitment (DExC) Technology Details


  • What type of computer will I get as part of the Digital Excellence Commitment program?
  • What type of iPad will I get through Bowdoin?
  • Do we get any cases for our equipment?
  • Is there a warranty on the computer or iPad given to students by Bowdoin?


The Digital Excellence Commitment or DExC is being built to encompass a number of initiatives at Bowdoin. One part of this initiative is the provision of technology to all students. The program has evolved over the past two years. It began in the fall of 2020 with the distribution of iPad Pros, Magic Keyboards, and Apple Pencils to all enrolled students. Partly due to the programs success, it has expanded and changed. The addition of a laptop for the fall 2022 semester to all Bowdoin students enrolled in courses on campus will open multiple opportunities for faculty, students, and staff for learning and teaching.


Below is a list of technology that has been distributed and in use by returning students as well as the technology being provided for the Fall 2022 semester.

Returning Students

All returning students have been provided the following prior to the fall 2022 semester:

  • 11" iPad Pro
  • Magic Keyboard
  • Apple Pencil 2

Each item comes with a 4-year complete AppleCare+ coverage entitling up students up to 2 incidents per calendar year. A nominal fee for coverage is required.

All returning students taking classes on campus for the Fall 2022 semester will be provided a 13" M2 MacBook Pro with a 512 GB HDD and 16 GB of RAM. The laptops come with 4-year complete warranty coverage, including accidental damage, up to 2 incidents per year, with no service fee.

Incoming Students

All incoming students will be provided the following:

All devices are covered by a 4-year complete AppleCare+ warranty entitling students up to 2 incidents per year. As long as the iPad Mini is in the case, there will be no service fee for warranty requests.


If you need further assistance, please contact the Bowdoin College Service Desk


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