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Getting Started for Students

Getting Started

Before you get here

What to Pack (Computer-related)

If you're bringing your own computer, don't forget to bring all of the original installation information and a laptop cable lock!

Don't have a computer?

If you are considering your options, or just want an overview of the computing environment here, consult our Approaching Stanford page.

Buying a new one?

If you don't want to wait and are looking for deals, be sure to check out your options for special educational pricing for Stanford students at the Stanford Bookstore.

Don't need one?

While most students at Stanford have their own computers, you certainly don't need one, and some buy after they've arrived. Check out the Public Computing Spaces available around campus as well as the Residential Computer Spaces available in every residence on campus.