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Personal Computing at Cal Maritime


Access to a good computer is an essential part of your experience at Cal Maritime. If you plan to bring your own computer, there are a few things to consider before coming to campus.

Take a look at the New Students & PCs web page.

For more detailed suggestions on how to buy a computer, how to protect your computer against viruses and purchasing new software, please visit the sections below and the links to the right

Computers on Campus

On campus, students also can access the Cal Maritime network and Internet on computers located in the two main computer labs, computers in the Center for Engagement, Teaching & Learning (CETL) , Student Center as well as computers located in the Library. Upon arrival, students will be given specific instructions on how to connect to the Cal Maritime network.

Wi-Fi is available in all the dorms and throught the campus. Click here to see how to connect to Wi-Fi on campus

Getting Software

Student discounted software. Free software for Cal Maritime students. Free alternatives to standard productivity software.

Choosing a Computer: What to Purchase

If you plan to bring a computer to Cal Maritime we recommend you bring a laptop for maximum flexiblity. There are a myriad of choices and configurations. Below are some helpful resources:

Apple Education Web Site: http://www.apple.com/education/

Dell Education: www.dell.com/csum or http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/deals/desktop-all-in-one-deals

HP Higher Education: https://gem.compaq.com/gemstore/home.asp?oi=E9CED

Where to Buy

The Major Retailers stores offering good deals include

·         Bestbuy

·         Costco

·         Circuit City.com

·         Frys

·         The Apple Store. Any associated with a school can get a little price break by ordering through the Apple Educational Store

Be sure to also checkout Dell and Gateway

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