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Warriors at heart. Your campus experience may only last a few years, but your connection to Southern Wesleyan can last a lifetime. Stay connected to SWU through events, publications, and social media.

Fine Arts Events at SWU

Whether you come for a campus visit, fine arts program, or athletic event, SWU seeks to provide educational and cultural opportunities not just to our campus community but to the greater community around us.

Computer Recommendations

Computer Minimum System Recommendations

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Specs

Windows PC

Mac

Operating System

Minimum: Windows 8.1

Recommended: Windows 10

Mac OS 10.12 Sierra or Higher

Processor

Minimum: Intel Core i5

Recommended: Intel Core i7

Minimum: Intel Core i5

Recommended: Intel Core i7

Memory/RAM

Minimum: 8GB or higher

Minimum: 8GB or higher

Storage

Minimum: 250GB HD/SSD

Recommended: 500GB or higher SSD

Minimum: 250GB HD/SSD

Recommended: 500GB or higher SSD

Graphics Card

512MB VRAM or higher

512MB VRAM or higher

Warranty (recommended)

4 year parts and labor

3 year parts and labor (AppleCare)

Insurance (recommended)

Check your homeowner policy to see if coverage is available

Comprehensive coverage against theft, fire, liquid spills and general damage

Comprehensive coverage against theft, fire, liquid spills and general damage

Productivity Software

Microsoft Office 2016: This application can be downloaded free through your SWU email account.

Microsoft Office 2016

Microsoft Office 2016: This application can be downloaded free through your SWU email account.

Microsoft Office 2016

Virus/Malware Protection Software

There are several free antivirus apps that are suitable for use.

Recommended: Windows Defender / Avast / Malwarebytes

There are several free antivirus apps that are suitable for use.

Recommended: Avast / Malwarebytes

Network Access Software

SafeConnect

SafeConnect

Recommended Accessories

USB Storage Device: Flash/thumb drive or external hard drive

 

 

1 – The I.T. department no longer supports Windows XP for PC or OS 10.5 (Leopard) for Mac.

Students can use and download Microsoft Office 365 applications through the school-issued email account. This includes commonly used productivity tools such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Students also qualify for discounts on Dell equipment. Click to view the Dell discounts site.

3 - The I.T. department recommends that students purchase some type of external backup media. This will assist in data backup and transfer of files. Options include but are not limited to a USB flash drive or external hard drive. Cloud storage should be utilized.