Formerly the Lawrence Tech Laptop Initiative
The former LTU Laptop Initiative has transformed into an integral component of the LTuZone. In addition to the providing access to industry standard software and the hardware to run it, your membership in the LTuZone also includes on-site and remote technical support of that software and hardware to let you focus on your learning.
Each fall semester, specially configured and branded laptop units, complete with furnished software, are available to all undergraduate and some graduate students after program conditions are met. See the Undergraduate students or Graduate students section below for program condition details. Once these conditions are met, eligible students may pick up their laptop from the Help Desk, located in room C203, Taubman Student Services Center. See the program details section below for more information.
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The LTuZone is dynamic program to ensure that Lawrence Tech students are well prepared to take advantage of advanced learning opportunities, have greater access to educational resources, and achieve a competitive edge in the workplace.
As an undergraduate student at Lawrence Technological University, you’ll receive an advantage that literally no other university in the nation offers. You become a member of the LTuZone.
You’ll enter the job market prepared, with valuable experience using the programs that your future co-workers use every day.
And the best part? It’s all included in your undergraduate tuition.
Software. Hardware. Everywhere.
The LTuZone is a comprehensive package offered exclusively to all LTU undergrad students. It includes access to current industry standard software. You will have 24/7 access these expensive and specialized programs throughout your LTuZone membership and the technical support to keep you up and running.
The former LTU Laptop Initiative has transformed into an integral component the LTuZone. In addition to the providing access to industry standard software and the hardware to run it, your membership in the LTuZone also includes on-site and remote technical support of that software and hardware to let you focus on your learning.
The LTuZone also includes secure network wireless service throughout the campus and VPN services to access campus-only software so you can engage in your learning everywhere. This means no reserving time at a computer lab across campus. Your lab travels with you. You can – in your room, sitting under a tree, or at the local coffee shop or wherever your imagination and the Internet can take you.
The Help Desk schedules major laptop distributions at the beginning of each semester.
Most incoming students will pick up their laptops in August just prior to the beginning of fall semester.
You may view the current hardware specifications and software list for your particular major at What laptop and software will I get?
All undergraduate students are eligible to participate in the Laptop Initiative Program.
All students* will need to satisfy these conditions before receiving their laptop:
- Registered for current semester classes.
- Paid the $500 security deposit.
- Obtain a Lawrence Tech photo ID card.
- Signed Laptop Agreement in BannerWeb.
*Students under age 18 must print out the laptop agreement, then have a parent or guardian provide credit card information, and sign the laptop agreement.Students can fulfill these requirements at the DTE One Stop Service Desk in the Taubman Student Services Center.
Master of Architecture students are eligible to participate in the Laptop Initiative Program and are subject to the same terms and conditions as eligible undergraduate students. Review the Undergraduate section for details.
All other graduate students are not currently included in the laptop program, but may use an LTU laptop for $95 per credit hour if laptops are available after distribution to all other eligible members. All users borrowing laptops from Lawrence Tech are subject to the terms and conditions listed in the undergraduate section.
Student owned computers
Students may opt out of the Laptop Initiative Program and use their own laptops; however, this will not reduce the student's tuition and fees.
With a personally-owned laptops, the student also becomes wholly responsible for acquiring all college-required software. Due to software licensing restrictions, LTU cannot install software on personally owned laptops with the exception of some software available to students.
Repair and exchange privileges and other services available through the Help Desk are not available for personally-owned machines