COBI Computing Department

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are incoming students required to have a laptop?
A. Students are not required to have a laptop, but it is highly recommended.

Q. Where can I check a laptop out at?
A. The laptop checkout program is located in Stranahan 0125. First time checkout students must sign a waiver before checking out a laptop.

Q. Who can check out a laptop?
A. Laptop checkout is limited to students who are enrolled in at least 1 business class for the current semester or are registered students at the College of Business and Innovation for the current semester. All students who are enrolled pay a technology fee for this service.

Q. As a student, am I eligible to use discounted software like Microsoft Office?
A. Yes, students can find information about the discounted software here.

Q. What are the costs of using the virtual lab?
A. There are no costs for using this system or its components. The lab is funded by the College of Business technology fee. The only costs that may incur are fines for lost or damaged equipment, as well as late returns (overdue laptops).

Q. What are the times available for checkout?
A. During Fall and Spring Semesters, you can check out a laptop for 4 hours between 8:30 AM and 10 PM Mondays - Thursdays. During summer semester, the hours are 8:30 AM - 9 PM, Monday - Thursday.

Q. How long can I check out a laptop for?
A. The laptop must be returned before 4 hours and before the virtual lab closes for the day.

Q. How can I connect my personal laptop to the Wireless Network?
A. Please see the Wireless Connectivity page.

Q. Where can I print?
A. College of Business students may print in rooms ST1019, ST125, ST127, and ST120.

Q. Can I print in color?
A. Yes, room ST 125 offers color printing (limited print per semester). Students must ask the lab attendant for assistance.

Q. How can I activate my UTAD account?
A. You can activate your UTAD account and reset your password by going to


Last Updated: 5/5/20