All students are required to bring laptop computers to classes. Students use their laptop computers to access each day’s lectures and slides, as well as periodicals, journals and research databases. Students also use their laptop computers in classes such as Histology, Pathology, and in the Anatomy Laboratory. All students are required to have a laptop not more than 3 years old, with the current specifications listed below.
Students will be using their laptops for block and final examinations. You must have a genuine operating system installed.
Microsoft PC Specifications
Windows 7 Business or higher
Core 2 Duo or better
4 GB minimum (8 GB Recommended)
250 GB minimum; Hard drive speed (5400-7200rpm)
Wi-FI 802.11 or Wi-Fi 802.11AC a/b/g/n
10/100 Mbs or 10/100/1000 Mbs Ethernet Port
Windows 2007 or newer
Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 or Later. Antivirus: Norton Symantec, AVG or McAfee
DVD Player Program
Power DVD, Cyberlink Power DVD, OR DVD x Player or Windows Media Player, Sonic, NTI CD & DVD Maker, or Nero or Other
Please be advised that any student with an Apple Mac computer will need the following software installed to access our histology database:
Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Lion or Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
Parallels Desktop for Mac or Boot Camp from Mac or VMWare Fusion
(These software packages allow you to put a Microsoft Operating system on a Mac)
Genuine Windows 7 Professional,or Higher
(These are Microsoft operating systems)
For Mac Home & Student or Business 2008 or 2011 or later
Server version of Mac OS X is not supported
Tablet computers are allowed and fully supported on the University campus network. For exams, only laptop computers are allowed.
IT Support Team
We have a great IT staff on campus that provides daily support to students and faculty. They are knowledgeable in all aspects of computer technology. If for any reason you have a problem with your laptop, bring your computer to the student LRC (Learning Resource Center) so our team can help you. The IT staff will troubleshoot your problem and assist you in getting your laptop functional again.
Please contact the IT Department at UMHS if you have any questions regarding this matter.
UMHS Chief Technology Officer:
Campus IT Director: Ayo Olujohungbe