Information Technology supports one computer per core faculty and staff.  Adjunct faculty and other workers such as students (work/study, Lesley Works Program, graduate interns, graduate assistants, etc.), employees of other organizations under contract to Lesley, temporary staff, and volunteers are not eligible for a permanent technology allocation.

Lesley University provides a standard model of computer across campus. The device and operating system we have selected ensure maximum compatibility with the Lesley University electronic environment. Using a non-standard drive can exclude you from access to applications and services required to perform the essential duties of employment. Managers or supervisors should complete the Non-standard Computer Request Form to make a request that goes above and beyond the provided technology standard.

Each department is allowed additional desktop computers to be shared by student workers. The number of computers allotted for student worker use will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Student employees are not issued laptop computers.

The following computer is the standard computer model supported by Lesley University Information Technology.  A special order system may be ordered from Microsoft, however these systems are built to order and can take up to 2 - 4 weeks to procure.  

HP Computers ordered within the last 3 - 4 years are not eligible for replacement with a new computer 

iPads are not available as a laptop or desktop replacement through the IT capital purchase process, however departments can purchase these devices using department funds.


Form FactorLaptop
PlatformWindows 10
Model NameSurface Book 3
Display13.5” Display
ProcessorIntel Core i7
Hard Drive512GB
Optical DriveNone
Wireless802.11 ac + Bluetooth
Full HD 1080p 
Weight3.62 lbs
Other Current Modelsx360 1030 G5, 8460p, 8470p, 840 G1, x360 G1
Computer Accessories
PC Docking StationMicrosoft Surface Pro Dock
PC Keyboard + MouseLogitech Performance Keyboard & Mouse
PC & Mac Compatible Monitor21.5" External Monitor 
HeadsetHeadset & Adapter