Computer requirements

Students entering the School of Dentistry in the dental and dental hygiene programs are required to have a computer supplied by the school for use in our educational programs. A specially-configured Dell Ultrabook laptop will be purchased for you and delivered to you at orientation. This laptop comes loaded with software compatible with all of our educational technologies and electronic clinical processes. You will be able to use it in the classroom and clinical areas. All students are required to use the School of Dentistry-standard laptop for all classroom and clinical functions.

Dell Latitude 7440 Ultrabook configuration

  • 14” HD touch screen
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • HD fixed focus front side camera
  • 8GB ram
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • 4 cell battery
  • Mobile Intel HM87 chipset
  • Core i5 processor
  • Dimensions: 13.27” x 0.83” x 9.1”
  • Weight: 3.6 lbs.
  • No internal optical drive. VCU students have 30 GB of cloud and email storage from Google.

Software bundle

  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013
  • Sophos Anti-virus
  • Juniper Pulse VPN client

Financial aid for computers

Questions about financial aid may be answered by going to VCU’s Enrollment Services website Link opens in new window.

Wireless network and off-campus access

There is free wireless Internet access available throughout the School of Dentistry, VCU residence halls and most areas throughout the VCU campus. Most new computers are equipped with a wireless network card. Visit the VCU Technology Services website Link opens in new window for more information.

If you plan to access the VCU network from off campus, such as in your home or apartment, you will need two things: a network card or modem and an account with an Internet Service Provider that services your area.