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 SpecificationsRecommended Specifications
Operating System Windows 10
macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
Windows 10
macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
Hard Drive 256 GB or larger SATA Drive 256 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

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 11.0 or greater or Android 7.0 or greater.

For more information on Duo, please visit