CIT has provided the following recommendations to help ensure that you have the right tools when you get to Calvin.

The Calvin Information Technology HelpDesk is unable to offer support for any device which does not meet the following system requirements. Devices which do not meet these requirements may still be able to connect to the Calvin student networks, but the HelpDesk will be unable to offer any support for them.


Laptops are preferred for their mobility, but desktop computers will also work.

Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Operating System Windows 10
macOS 11 (Big Sur)
Windows 11
macOS 14 (Sonoma)
Hard Drive 256 GB or larger SATA Drive 512 GB or larger Solid State Drive (SSD)
Networking 10/100 Ethernet 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless 10/100/1000 Ethernet 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless
Ports 1 HDMI
1 USB 3.0
2 USB 3.0 or more
Adapters HDMI to VGA Video Adapter HDMI to VGA Video Adapter
Permissions Must have rights to install software on occasion

Mobile Phones

Smart (mobile) phones are highly recommended for use with Duo, Calvin's multifactor authentication. While not required, smart phones are able to install the Duo Mobile app which will provide an easy method for secondary authentication when logging in to Calvin systems and services. Smart phones should be running iOS 14.0 or greater or Android 10.0 or greater.

For more information on Duo, please visit