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About the School:

Moravian College is a private liberal-arts college in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The college is associated with Moravian Theological Seminary and traces its founding to 1742 by Moravians, descendants of followers of the Bohemian Reformation though it did not receive a charter to grant baccalaureate degrees until 1863.

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APPLE TECHNOLOGY AT MORAVIAN

A MacBook and iPad for every student At Moravian College, we believe in providing an accessible and engaging education for all—and that begins with our technology. Every incoming Moravian College undergraduate student receives an Apple MacBook Pro and an iPad as soon as they accept their offer of admission by submitting a deposit. This technology is theirs to keep throughout their education at Moravian and beyond. So why do we do this? Because it levels the educational playing field and gives our students, faculty, and staff the opportunity for digital innovation and connectivity in the classroom and across the globe. We don’t view technology as a distraction—it’s a world-changing, eye-opening, revolutionary resource (just like us!). And we want our students to make the most of it. International students, please contact the Center for Global Education. Transfer students, please contact the Transfer Enrollment office. Moravian College was named an Apple Distinguished School in 2018, and we take great pride in this distinction. Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use technology to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment.  

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Laptops and Tablets

Each incoming Moravian College student receives a MacBook Pro laptop and iPad as part of enrollment. During Summer FAIR, Information Technology (IT) staff will assist with the setup of MacBook Pro and iPad devices. First-Year Writing Seminar faculty advisors will also integrate training into their courses.

Network Connections

Residence hall rooms have both hard-wired and wireless network connections to access the Internet and the College’s web portal, AMOS (Access Moravian Online Services).

Computer Labs

Windows and Macintosh computer labs are available on the Main Street (North) Campus and Hurd (South) Campus, day or night.

Frequently Asked Questions about IT

What software is included on my MacBook?

There is a pre-installed app on your MacBook called “Self Service,” which is a portal for downloading software and accessing campus resources. We feature software options for students to download such as Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, version 2016), Adobe Creative Cloud, SPSS, Kurzweil, and signature Apple software (Pages, Keynote, Numbers, GarageBand, iMovie).

What accounts will I receive as a Moravian College student?

All students receive a Moravian NetID account that gives you access to Gmail, AMOS (the College’s student portal), and Canvas, our online Learning Management System (LMS). Through the campus network, you will have access to the Internet, black-and-white and color printing, and library- and course-related software.

Am I permitted to use my MacBook and iPad in class?

Most faculty encourage this, but it is up to the individual instructor.

Do I need to insure my computer?

MacBooks come with a four-year warranty that covers hardware and software. Accidental damage such as liquid spills and broken screens is not covered by AppleCare. Many homeowner’s insurance policies will cover a computer for use at school, so check with your insurance carrier for specifics. Consider an extended warranty, since many warranties expire at different terms.

Where can I get my computer repaired or serviced during the semester?

Students should bring their MacBook or iPad to the IT Help Desk. IT Help Desk technicians can help triage and troubleshoot technical issues with the Apple devices, but all physical repairs will be done through Apple.