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 infrastructure across campus for students, faculty, and staff. We offer break/fix services, and can often diagnose when the computer-owner should seek assistance directly from Apple. Our goal is to offer technology infrastructure 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 (El Capitan 10.11 or later) or an iPad 4th Generation or later (64 GB minimum) with an external keyboard.
• AppleCare Protection Plan for your device(s) (does NOT cover water damage)
• Protective cover for your device, including a keyboard skin to protect damage from spilled liquids
• The school provides Microsoft Office365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote). Instructions for accessing Office365 will be provided during the opening days of school.
Note: By purchasing through Apple's Education Store (https://www.apple.com/connectED/
) you can take advantage of a small educational discount on the purchase of a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air. Currently, no discount is available for iPad purchases.