Welcome to the Laptop Loaner Program offered by Career Services! This initiative aims to ensure that every student can access essential technology for academic success. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the program's details, guidelines, and frequently asked questions.

Student Responsibilities

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Laptop Loaner Program?  

The Laptop Loaner Program, managed by Career Services, allows students to borrow laptops for an entire semester (Fall and Spring). Its goal is to provide all students with the necessary technology for academic success. Laptops can be returned before the return date (usually at the end of the semester) but not after.  


How can I check out a laptop through this program?  

Schedule a Laptop Loaner Check-out appointment via Handshake to check out a laptop. Please bring your student ID to the Career Services office in the Atterbury Student Success Center on your approved appointment date. Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability. If you need assistance in creating an appointment, contact us at careerservices@umkc.edu  


What are my responsibilities upon checking out a laptop?  

You agree to perform regular Windows updates by checking out a laptop and following UMKC's computer usage policy. You are also responsible for adequately caring for the device and using a protective case or sleeve. 


What is UMKC's computer usage policy?   

UMKC's computer usage policy can be found at UMKC Computer Usage Policy. Please make sure to follow these guidelines while using the loaned laptop. 


What if I face technical issues with the laptop?  

Contact the UMKC Technology Support Center at UMKC IT Help if you encounter technical issues. They will provide free technical support for the loaned laptops. 


What if I need specific software?  

Students may request access to educational software already licensed by the university or freely available to the public by filling out this form. 

Remember, requests for operating systems or games are not accepted through this system. Please focus on software that is in direct support of your academic coursework. 


Tech Specs

Model: Dell Latitude 3420  

Processor: 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1145G7 @ 2.60GHz   1.50 GHz  

RAM:16.0 GB (15.7 GB usable) 

Operating System: Windows 11 


What happens if my laptop sustains minor damage? 

For minor damage, please return the laptop to Career Services for assessment. Depending on the extent of the damage, exchanging the computer might be possible. 


What happens if the laptop is lost or irreparably damaged?  

In the event of loss or irreparable damage, you may be responsible for a replacement valued at $1,100. Career Services, in consultation with UMKC Information Services, will determine if the replacement charge applies. 


What is considered "minor damage"? 

Minor damage typically includes physical issues that do not significantly affect the laptop's functionality, such as minor scratches, button detachment, screen scratches, and other physical damage that may have been uncovered from your interactions with the UMKC's Technology Support Center. 


Can I renew the laptop for another semester?  

Yes, you may be able to renew the laptop for subsequent semesters, subject to availability. Contact Career Services in advance to make arrangements. careerservices@umkc.edu 


What happens if I return the laptop late?  

Late returns may result in losing the ability to access the program. It may also be determined that you will assume full responsibility for the cost of the unreturned laptop. 


Once I'm done, how do I check in my loaned laptop?  

Schedule a "Laptop Loaner Check-In" appointment via Handshake. Please bring the laptop, case, and charger to your Laptop Loaner Check-In appointment. 

For more information, contact Career Services at careerservices@umkc.edu. We are dedicated to supporting your academic journey through equitable access to technology.