COVID-19 Information

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Computer Recommendations

If you plan to buy a new computer, we recommend that it meet or exceed the following criteria:

Processor Intel Core i3 or equivalent Intel Core i3
Memory 8 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
Hard Drive 250+ GB 250+ GB
Operating System Windows 10 or newer MacOS
Networking (Wired)
  • 10/100BASE-T ethernet adapter (usually built-in)
  • 15'-25' CAT-5 ethernet cable
  • 802.11ac WLAN adapter (for wireless)
  • 10/100BASE-T ethernet adapter (usually built-in)
  • 15'-25' CAT-5 ethernet cable
  • 802.11ac WLAN adapter (for wireless)
Other Software
  • Microsoft Office 2019/365
  • Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox (latest)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest)
  • Antivirus/Antimalware software
  • Microsoft Office 2016/365
  • Safari (latest)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest)
  • Antivirus/Antimalware software
Chromebook FAQs

If you already have a computer that you are considering bringing to campus, we recommend that it meet or exceed the following minimum criteria:

Processor Intel Dual Core i3 or equivalent Intel Core i3
Memory 8 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
Hard Drive 250+ GB 250+ GB
Operating System Windows 10, or newer OS 10.12 Sierra or higher with security updates
Networking (Wired)
  • 10/100BASE-T ethernet adapter (usually built-in)
  • 15'-25' CAT-5 ethernet cable
  • 802.11ac WLAN adapter (for wireless)
  • 10/100BASE-T ethernet adapter (usually built-in)
  • 15'-25' CAT-5 ethernet cable
  • 802.11ac WLAN adapter (for wireless)
Other Software
  • Microsoft Office 2019/365 or higher
  • Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox (latest)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest)
  • Antivirus/Antimalware software
  • Microsoft Office 2016 or higher
  • Safari, Chrome (latest)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest)
  • Antivirus/Antimalware software

Services available to students who choose to bring a computer:

  • Direct access to the campus network and Internet for all ResNet (Residential Network) users. Students must supply their own 10/100Base-T Ethernet network adapter and a CAT-5 Ethernet cable if they wish to use a LAN connection.
  • The University recommends Windows Defender for Windows operating systems, which is included as part of Windows 10. Windows Defender provides real-time protection for your PC, as well as guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Contact

IT Help Desk

(573) 651-4357
helpdesk@semo.edu
Memorial Hall 107

IT Office

(573) 651-2217
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701