Policy Number: 12-030

Student Computing Requirements

Category: Information Technology

Responsible Executive: Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Responsible Office: Vice President and Chief Information Officer

  1. Purpose The Student Computing Requirement Policy establishes the minimum computing standard for students to maintain continuous access to the necessary computing technology for the successful completion of academic and administrative activities.
  2. Applicability This policy applies to all students, part-time and full-time,
  3. Policy Statement The University of Florida requires all students to have continuous ongoing access to computer hardware and software appropriate to their degree program. Coursework in all degree programs requires the use of a computer and reliable high-speed internet connectivity. Activities related to student life including academic advisement, course registration, official university correspondence, use of library resources, and student financial affairs are predicated on access to a computer with internet connectivity.

It is expected that most students will meet this requirement by owning or leasing a computer appropriate to their degree program. The cost of this requirement may be included in financial aid considerations,