Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Great news for Valencia students who may not have access to a laptop. Valencia College’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) has acquired 1,000 new laptops to loan to students through Friday, July 31 who are registered for the summer semester and have expressed technology needs.
The brand-new, in-the-box, Acer Travelmate Celeron 1.1 GHz Windows 10 computers with 4GB RAM will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, students may visit https://valenciacollege.edu/laptop (webpage only accessible to enrolled students) or call Enrollment Services at 407-299-5000, extension 1507. Once the application is received and the student’s eligibility is confirmed, the laptop will be mailed, unless the student indicates alternative delivery is necessary. Students can expect to receive their laptops in five to seven business days after shipping.
It’s recommended that students who receive a laptop save their files to a USB Drive, One Drive or other storage method.
If a laptop is damaged or not returned by July 31, a hold will be placed on the student’s account for the replacement value of approximately $225. Please note that OIT will not provide technical support.
Current students who have not yet registered for the summer term, as well as those who elected an R20 grade were informed of the laptop availability via email from the Office of Student Affairs. If you know of a student who may need a laptop in order to successfully participate in online learning, please encourage the student to apply at https://valenciacollege.edu/laptop or call Enrollment Services at 407-299-5000, extension 1507.
Enjoy this time-lapse video of OIT staff preparing laptops to ship to students: