For Students

Computer Requirements

Hardware Recommendation

For Windows:

    • Laptop
    • Windows 7 or later
    • 2 GHz dual core processor or faster (Intel i5 or intel i7 processors are recommended)
    • 4GB RAM
    • 250GB hard drive

For Mac:

    • Laptop
    • Mac OS 10.6 or later
    • Intel processor with 4 GB memory

Network Cable:

    • CAT-6 Ethernet Cable

Software Recommendation

    • Office 2007 or higher (For Windows)
    • Office 2008 or higher (For MAC)
    • Adobe Reader
    • Adobe Flash Player Plugin
    • Microsoft Silverlight

Storage Recommendation

    • Student UBmail by Google (5 GB Google Drive plus 25GB UBmail)
    • Personal Storage Device (flash drives, external hard drives)

For Faculty/Staff

New employees will need to take the following steps to setup their networking/communications needs:

    • Setup your UBNet account
    • Email access will begin the first business day after you have setup your UBNet account
    • Desktop/laptop configuration (including Exchange email) contact UBIT at ext. 4606
    • Setup your voicemail greeting. (For telephony questions or assistance, please contact UBIT at ext. 4606)
    • Need access to Colleague? Complete the Colleague Access Form, available on myUB
    • VPN access requests must be submitted to
    • Access to myUB department team sites must be requested by the team site administrator. Submit requests to

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