Hardware & Software

The support you need when you need it. The Information Technology Services at Suffolk University, (ITS) supports all University computing equipment and eligible software including PCs and University-provided peripherals, (e.g. printers, scanners, PDAs) and access to the University network.


Most of our classrooms are state-of-the-art and well-equipped with multimedia technology, offering the ideal learning environment for both students and instructors.

Recommended Specifications for Art & Design Students

Every student enrolled in an Art & Design studio course that requires software use must provide their own laptop. Laptops must conform to the minimum specifications [PDF] provided.

Recommended Specifications for Law School Students

For students studying at Suffolk Law School, laptops must conform to the minimum specifications provided.

  • Webcam Required
  • Microphone Required
  • 2 GB Free HDD space
  • 4 GB RAM Required
  • 8 GB recommended
  • CPU equiv. to Intel i3 2+GHZ
  • MAC OS X 10.13, 10.14, or 10.15, Windows 10 (Version 1809 or 1903) or above


Microsoft: Microsoft Office 365 (for PC, Mac, or mobile device) is available to all registered students online through o365.suffolk.edu. Alumni have the option to pay for a subscription after graduation.

PaperCut: In order to print from your personal laptop at the Sawyer Library or other printing stations around campus, you must first install PaperCut. Install the Windows version, or the Mac OS X version. 

Sophos: available for Faculty, Staff & Students.
To download Sophos Anti-Virus, go to the Sophos website.
Before installing Sophos, you must remove all other antivirus programs, including trial versions.

Please note there are two versions for Windows. If your computer is a Mac you will need MacOS 10.8 or later to install Sophos. 

Research: Suffolk has licensing (some limited) for academic purposes. Click on links for more info: