Computer Resources & Information Technologies: Laptop Purchase
2015–16 Laptop Program and Orientation Information
This page lists the options for purchasing the 2015–16 SAIC Laptop Program recommendations, and includes information on attending the Laptop Program orientation after you have purchased your laptop.
Please select your current purchase status below to see what steps to follow regarding your purchase and the Laptop Program orientation.
If you have any questions, please contact the CRIT Help Desk at 312.345.3738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have not yet purchased a laptop
All incoming undergraduate students, with the exception of second-degree students, are required to enroll in the SAIC Laptop Program. You have a few options for participating in the program:
- Purchase a laptop through any Apple Store, online through the Apple Store for Education, or any Apple Authorized retailer.
Purchase a laptop through the Apple Store
To ensure that you receive an educational discount along with the correct equipment and AppleCare warranty, you should purchase your Laptop Program recommendations at the Apple Store.
You will need to print out our Laptop Purchase Checklist [PDF] and take it to the Apple Store along with your SAIC ID card. Make sure to take your SAIC ID so you can receive the special student pricing.
Once you have your laptop, you will need to attend our brief Laptop Program orientation session which will be held during New Student Orientation in the MacLean Center. To prepare for the session, please make sure your laptop is fully charged, and you have activated your ARTIC Account.
If you previously purchased a laptop from the Apple Store or any other source
Once your laptop has been approved, you will need to attend our Laptop Program orientation session which will be held during New Student Orientation in the MacLean Center. To prepare for the session, please make sure your laptop is fully charged, and you have activated your ARTIC Account.