Student Technology Requests for Spring 2021


Most classes for the Spring 2021 semester are going to be held online. We understand that not every student may have a home computer or other technologies that are well suited for extended use. Bowdoin is committed in helping where we can to ensure that all students can participate in their classes and are willing to allow students to borrow some technologies for the fall semester as needed.


Students can request borrowing some equipment, as needed, by clicking on Request Tech on the right. Students will be asked to enter some basic information, make a selection on the technology or technologies they are asking for and choose their Student Dean's name from the list.

Please Note: Not every request will be approved. The Dean's Office will make the determination based on information provided either through this request form or via direct email communication, or both taking into account the availability of the technology being requested.

The request will then go to the Dean for approval. If they approve the request, Information Technology staff will work to fulfill the request as they can. Some equipment may be shipped from the college, others may be shipped directly from a vendor. Some equipment may be several weeks before they will arrive due to global demand.

At the end of the semester, students will be required to ship any borrowed item(s) back to the college.

USB Mice are not available at this time. A USB-C Mouse can be purchased for less than $20 at major retailers like Amazon, Staples and Walmart, among others. One option that has been used on campus is Macally mouse available from Amazon. A USB-C mouse can be used with the Bowdoin-issued iPad Pros and most recent laptops purchased in the last 2-3 years.

For devices that can not use a USB-C mouse, a traditional wired mouse can be purchased for less than $10. One option is an Optical Mouse by Verbatim

Also note that the iPad Pro and most laptops also support most Bluetooth mice.


There is no cost to the student for this service. 

Request Tech


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