Welcoming New Faculty

Computer Needs

All computer hardware, software, and peripherals must be purchased through the Arts and Letters Computing Office using approved University suppliers. All computer software (paid, shareware and freeware) must have an approved software license review by Notre Dame General Counsel prior to purchase and installation. The Arts and Letters Computing Office will work with faculty and staff who need to submit applications for software license review.

Full Policy

General information about technology services can be found at the University’s IT Service Portal: sn.nd.edu

All technology purchases are governed by the A&L Technology Purchasing Guidance (see KB0024060)

New full-time, regular, T/TT, TPAC and research faculty members noted as having received a welcome letter are contacted via email from alco@nd.edu asking them to select from recommended computer models (see KB0023207).

Computer orders must be placed by May 31 in order for computers to be ready for installation when offices are available for occupancy at the end of July.

The Arts & Letters Computing Office (ALCO) works with late hires on a case-by-case basis to provide computers as quickly as possible based on their selections. Funding for the computer purchase is provided by the Campus Workstation Program (CWP) (see KB0023230). Costs that exceed the CWP allocation are paid by the faculty member's Research and Professional Development (R&PD) account.

Visiting faculty members are offered the use of used desktop computers on a first-come, first-served basis. Adjunct faculty members are not provided with College computers.