Computer Upgrades

College-Owned Computer Upgrades

Operating System Upgrades. When a new version of an operating system is released, CIT spends quite a bit of time researching, installing, and testing it with applicable office software applications, with printers, in our specific lab environments and with lab software, and on our network.  We do not provide it to users for office computers, nor install it in our labs, until our thorough investigation has been completed.

Once our investigation is done, we will install the new OS using a phased-in approach. That is, we will usually install it in one specific lab to test over a semester period, or longer. We will also provide it to users who desire to be early-adopters, who will then notify CIT of any developing issues or concerns.  Persons desiring to have a particular OS upgrade, should contact the CIT Help Desk at x58197, or at cit@oberlin.edu, to have a work order entered.

Computer Replacement. Faculty and staff members whose computers are no longer able to support their needs can submit a request for a computer replacement. Please visit http://citwiki.oberlin.edu/index.php/Staff_Computer_Requests to read instructions on how to submit a request and learn about what to expect once a request for a computer is placed.


Personal Computer Upgrades

Persons wishing to upgrade their own personal computers should visit the Technology Store, located on Level A in Mudd Center.  Advice can be provided and items purchased to upgrade your computer, such as RAM, hard drives, and updated operating systems.  Check out the Technology Store for all your Information Technology needs.