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Some suggestions about what technology to bring to BC:

  1. Your laptop. Get started with your computer at BC.
  2. UL-approved fire and surge protector strip (required by BC's Offices of Fire & Safety and Residential Life)
  3. If you decide to bring a TV, you'll need a coaxial cable to plug it in.
  4. Backup your important files. To make sure you don't lose important files if your computer stops working, you should back up your computer on a regular basis. You can use an online service, such as CrashPlan, DropBox, or  Carbonite. You might also consider purchasing a flashdrive or external hard drive. Also remember that BC Google Drive offers students 30 GB of space (combined with BC Gmail) to store files.
  5. Prepare to print. Students can print to laser printers in O'Neill Library from anywhere on campus. You are given $15.00 in PrintBucks each semester (equivalent to 500 black and white pages). Learn more about printing at BC.
  6. If you bring a wireless printer, also bring a USB cable.
    If you have a wireless printer, please note that you will need to connect it to your computer using a USB cable. Wireless printers are designed to work in home network environments, and therefore won’t work wirelessly on a campus network environment.

Need Help During Move-In?

Technology help will be available onsite during move-in. Just ask for help when you check in at your residence hall. See the hours of operation for the Walk-In Help Desk and Help Center [617-552-HELP (4357)].