John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation

Why do I need a laptop?

A laptop computer is now all but essential for any business student. From registering for classes, to communicating with professors and classmates, to accessing notes and taking exams, a laptop provides necessary resources to be a successful Business Rocket. 
Our laptop checkout program offers John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation students, faculty and staff an opportunity to obtain a laptop for in-class note taking, research, online assignments and class presentations.
Chromebooks, Android devices, and iPads are not recommended for students to use as their primary device.

Laptops may be checked out for up to 24 hours at a time. A USB mouse or power cord can be checked out with the laptop.

Laptop checkout is limited to students who are enrolled in at least one business class for the current semester or are registered students at the Neff College of Business and Innovation for the current semester. The lab is composed of 100+ wireless capable laptops and 20 microphones available for checkout.

Students may access this equipment only during these times:

Regular Semester: Mondays - Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Summer Semester: Mondays - Thursdays from 9:15 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Please note: A hold can be placed on your student account for not returning the laptop on time. Students can rent the laptop up to 24 hours ONLY.

How to checkout a laptop:

  • Be a registered Neff College of Business and Innovation student or currently enrolled in at least one business class/course.
  • Go to the checkout desk in room ST0125 of Stranahan Hall's basement. Swipe Rocket card at the door to access the lab.
  • The lab attendant will ask you to swipe your rocket card or to type in your rocket number in the keypad.
  • Read & Sign the agreement form.

The laptop checkout desk, shown below, is located in ST0125 (basement):

Last Updated: 8/30/22