It's never too early to begin planning your student computing initiativeIt's never too early to begin planning your student computing initiative


In today's educational environment, technology has the power to bring students and faculty closer than ever. But without careful management, it can quickly become overwhelming. Dell University was created to help schools like yours reap the benefits of technology on campus, easily and affordably.

Why offer a student computing initiative?

Currently, 55% of universities require students to have computers for college, and almost 70% say they will recommend or require it within the next two years*.

As more and more prospective students seek out a technologically advanced higher education, the question is no longer if you should integrate technology on a campus-wide basis, but how to do so most effectively. A well-planned student computing initiative can not only increase your appeal to applicants, but reduce both your investment in computer lab "real estate" and the risk of equipment obsolescence. By standardizing hardware and software, you'll ensure that each student has access to the same computing tools, while eliminating incompatibility-related burdens on your in-house IT and technical support teams. With the right student computing initiative, you'll enhance communication among students and faculty and provide a powerful tool for improving the educational experience as a whole.

Why Dell University?

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To guide you through the creation and successful day-to-day management of your school's student computing initiative, turn to the name you already know and trust — Dell.

Since the launch of the Dell University program in 1997, Dell has drawn on the knowledge gained from partnerships with hundreds of college and university programs nationwide to fine-tune our offerings and develop a rock-solid infrastructure. The result is a complete program of dedicated sales, project management and online resources that stand ready to serve you. You'll work directly with a team of higher education specialists who recognize that while most institutions have similar objectives, what worked for another school may not necessarily be right for you. That's why the Dell University program is designed to provide the most relevant capabilities to meet your specific needs today, with the flexibility to grow with your institution and adapt as your requirements change in the future. And because you're working with Dell, you can count on a low total cost of ownership of our proven direct model for purchasing and online support — a system that's helped make us the #1 provider of computing systems in education.

The choice is yours. Whether you're currently developing a student computing initiative, or are ready to enhance the one you already have, Dell University offers a choice of programs that can be customized based on your expected volume and computing requirements.

The support you need to succeed:

Benefits include:
  • Dedicated account team
  • Custom Premier Pages with access to full product catalog
  • Academic pricing on Microsoft®  Office software
  • Frequent promotions in addition to our discounted program pricing
  • Targeted marketing communications
  • Flexible ordering and delivery options
  • Comprehensive tracking reports
  • Multiple financing options
Designed for schools who:
  • have large enrollments
  • are in the early stages of student computing initiatives
  • want to provide configuration choices to students
  • do not want to manage deployments
Benefits include all of Dell University, plus:
  • Unique Premier Page and Online Store
  • Customized configurations
  • Extensive project management
  • Custom-factory integration
  • Fee-based optional services such as:
    User training
    Higher level marketing support
Designed for schools with:
  • fixed configuration requirements
  • higher volumes
  • extensive deployment or other service requirements
  • imaging requirements
  • other, more advanced student computing initiative requirements

Building a successful student computing initiative begins with a clear marketing plan, which includes frequent communications starting well before students arrive on campus. Outside research revealed that over 60% of college freshmen acquired their current PC before starting college*. Additionally, Dell research shows that institutions who effectively communicate the "Why" and "How" of their program at least three times to incoming students and their parents before they arrive on campus achieve higher program success rates, and receive significantly more positive feedback and support from end users than schools who do not. With a set of professionally designed, customizable templates in your choice of three unique "looks", along with Dell's experienced Dell University Liaisons to guide you every step of the way, Dell University provides the marketing support you need to succeed.

It's never too early to begin planning your student computing initiative.

To learn more, or to schedule an in-depth evaluation of what Dell University can do for your school, contact your Dell Sales Representative today at 1-888-242-0958 or click here.

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