When will my computer or printer be replaced?
Faculty and staff computers are typically replaced every 4 years and printers every 6 through the Computer Replacement Fund. Follow the steps below to find out when your equipment may be up for replacement.
- Locate the Property of Macalester College sticker on your laptop or desktop and note its 5-digit ID number.
- Compare the ID number of your device with the fiscal year of replacement range given below to get an idea of when your computer is up for replacement.
- Replacements take place throughout the year, in ascending order by ID number: higher numbers will be replaced later in the fiscal year.
- This schedule only applies to computers with a blue computer-replacement-fund-eligible sticker.
|Asset ID Range||Fiscal Year of Replacement|
|25241 to 25775||2016 – 2017|
|25776 to 26250||2017 – 2018|
|26251 to 26683||2018 – 2019|
Choose one of standard computer configurations listed below after you have been contacted by ITS. Should your needs exceed the standard computer configurations, contact the ITS Help Desk.
|Apple iMac 21.5″ Desktop||Apple MacBook Pro 13″ Laptop|
|Dell OptiPlex 5060 Desktop-Small Form Factor||Dell Latitude 7490 Laptop|
How is my purchase funded?
Most college-owned computers are purchased through the Computer Replacement Fund. This Fund is also responsible for replacing computers in general use and departmental computer labs and repairing College-owned computers. Where appropriate, this fund helps defray computer replacement costs due to theft. It may also refurbish and reallocate computer equipment to meet campus needs.
Items not covered by the Computer Replacement Fund include additional paper tray units and envelope feeders; docking stations, scanners, external drives, displays for laptops, personal and color printers. ITS does not purchase items other than computers, computer peripherals and software. Contact Business Services if you are considering buying non-computer devices.
Other sources for funding technology purchases include: faculty startup funds, departmental budgets, Technology Equipment and Maintenance budgets, endowed professorship funds, grants, and faculty travel/research funds.