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IT Requirements

You are required to have a laptop. The laptop specs are listed below by the IT Helpdesk:

The school requires that your computer have one (1) of the following operating systems: Windows 8/8.1 (Any Version), Windows 7 (Any Version), Windows Vista (Any Version), or OSX. Windows is recommended over OSX

  1. At least 1.0 GB of RAM required (2.0 GB or more highly recommended)
  2. 3-cell battery is required (highly recommend choosing the 6-cell battery) so that you will not lose exams if the building loses power.
  3. Instant WiFi connectivity required
  4. The computer must have a 802.11B or G wireless card to utilize the wireless network.

Please be advised that Digicel will be providing all new incoming students with a new prepaid cell phone with a $5 credit on it. Please visit for additional information regarding Digicel. If you are living in the Residence Hall or in the Residence Suites, you will be given your phone upon check in at the front desk. If you are not living in St. Matthew’s housing, you will need to see a Digicel representative who will be present at the Residence Hall BBQ the day of orientation. We are making an effort to get the phone numbers allocated to each student before you arrive on the island so you can communicate it to your parents/friends etc. since the incoming calls are free.