By integrating technology into our liberal arts curriculum, Porter’s affirms our promise to educate young women “to become informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens.”
The Porter’s IT Department is responsible for providing data, voice and audio video services across campus for students, faculty and staff. Our goal is to offer technology service and support in a customer service, team-oriented manner. Our motto is “How can we help?"
Porter's has a wireless and wired Ethernet network that supplies data services to every classroom, office, and dormitory room. Access to the Internet is via a high capacity, broadband connection. All students are given a Porter's email account. A firewall and content filtering protect the network.
While Porter's has three computer laboratories (the digital art lab, the language lab, and the computer science classroom) offering specific software and hardware in support of academic programs, every student is required to have her own Apple device.
• a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air (Yosemite 10.10 or later) or an iPad Air 2 or later (64 GB minimum) with an external keyboard.
• AppleCare Protection Plan for her device(s).
• Protective cover for her device
• The school requires the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and provides a free, licensed version of Office 365. Instructions for download and installation will be provided during the opening days of school.