Technology Requirements & Resources

Computer Requirements

Whether you're studying on campus or online, technology matters! However, as a distance learning student, technology becomes an integral part of your everyday coursework.

Staying connected and engaged is vital part of your online experience. So, familiarize yourself as early as possible with all of the technologies, websites, and other resources to be successful.

If you follow these steps, you will be on the road to online success:

  1. Ensure your computer is in good working condition and meets the IT Computer Recommendations. High-speed internet access is recommended.
    1. Install any necessary software such as Microsoft Office, which is free for Mercer students.
    2. Verify your browser(s) are up to date. We recommend using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
  1. Ensure you can login and access these important websites:

For this information and more, visit the New Student Getting Started section of the IT website today.

For assistance regarding technology at Mercer, contact the IT Help Desk.