Laptop Requirements
The Information Technology Department at Kent State has provided details about the requirements for laptops. KSUCPM students will need laptops for testing. Please review to determine if your laptop will meet these standards. 

If necessary, KSUCPM students are eligible for a one-time technology financial aid budget increase. Please contact Kathy Wright for details. 

Software/Programs to Download

Please use this link to download or set up accounts with various programs prior to orientation:  These programs include:


The IT Team at KSUCPM will be on site during orientation on Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29, as well as Monday, August 3 and Wednesday August 5 if you have any questions or trouble accessing these tools. In the meantime, if you have questions prior to orientation, please e-mail  

Hardware and Software Discounts for Kent State Students

Kent State University offers discounts to its students for various hardware and software products:

The Software Catalog provides access to downloads that might be needed during your career at Kent State at (You will use Flashline info to log-on.) Keep an eye out for a heavily discounted Adobe Acrobat Creative Cloud suite here!  Every creative Adobe program available at a single subscription cost of $75 per year.


The Service and Repair Center at the Kent Campus provides discounted software and hardware support.  Contact information is available at

Technology Workshops through TechHelp are offered frequently through the University.  Keep an eye out at for the announcement of the upcoming schedule!