I Already Have a Laptop

Bringing your laptop from home is perfectly acceptable. Most laptop computers purchased within the last few years will connect to our network. But to ensure that you are able to utilize all the technology resources on campus, your laptop should meet certain hardware and software minimum standards.

Minimum Laptop Requirements

Software Recommendations:

If you already have a laptop, be sure it has the following software:


Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft Office 2016

Microsoft Windows 10

Current Version of Microsoft Office

APPLE® MAC® OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)
Microsoft Office 2016
MAC® OS X 10.15 (Catalina)
Current Version of Microsoft Office


Minimum Hardware Requirements:

The following hardware will provide a 1- to 2-year lifespan at MU. You will likely have to replace your laptop during your tenure at Mizzou.

Core i5 Processor 8GB RAM NIC (10/100 BASE-T
Ethernet) and
Wireless NIC
(802.11 n)
External Storage
(USB Drive or
External Hard

Let Your Major Be Your Guide

Let Your Major Be Your Guide is a program developed by The Mizzou Store – TigerTech, in collaboration with academic departments at the University of Missouri, designed to provide every student with an appropriate and accurate computer recommendation based on his or her major. Each department or school has specific requirements. The Let Your Major Be Your Guide program allows TigerTech to compile these requirements and present them to you. It is important that you have a system that can be supported on campus, therefore all computers at TigerTech meet the minimum requirements of the University.