Hardware & Software
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: