Computer Replacement Fund

Eligible faculty and staff computers are typically replaced every 4 years through the Computer Replacement Fund.

  1. Locate the Property of Macalester College sticker on your laptop or desktop and note its 5-digit ID number.
  2. 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.
  3. Replacements take place throughout the year, in ascending order by ID number: higher numbers will be replaced later in the fiscal year.
  4. This schedule only applies to computers with a blue computer-replacement-fund-eligible sticker.

Property of Macalester College tag with the barcode and 5-digit ID number below it.

Asset ID Range Fiscal Year of Replacement
 26683 – 27194 2019 / 2020
27195 – 27835 2020 / 2021
27836 – 28315 2021 / 2022

Standard Computer Configurations

Standard Printer Configuration

HP LaserJet Enterprise M506dn

  • Replaced as needed
  • Print only
  • Print speed letter: Up to 45 ppm (black)
  • Auto duplex printing; 2 paper trays (standard)
  • Uses toner with JetIntelligence

Funding Sources

Computer Replacement Fund: 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.

Other sources: Faculty startup funds, departmental budgets, Technology Equipment and Maintenance budgets, endowed professorship funds, grants, and faculty travel/research funds.

Items not covered by the Computer Replacement Fund

  • additional paper tray units and envelope feeders
  • docking stations
  • scanners
  • external drives
  • displays for laptops
  • personal and color printers