When planning to work from home, you should think about the work resources that you'll need at home and the campus resources to which you'll need access. The types of things we need to do our jobs vary, but there are a few things that are common to all.
To properly equip yourself for remote work, you'll need:
- Internet service
- Computer or laptop (and power adapter)
- Please note that personal devices can be used to connect to the Princeton network but are required to be configured to the standards set forth by the Information Security Office.
- Telephone services
- Webcam or computer webcam for video conferencing (optional)
- Headset or simple earbuds with a mic (as an alternate to your computer speakers)
Options for computers
If you don't already have a work laptop or a home computer that you can use for remote work, you can borrow a laptop from the OIT Loaner Program. You may also decide to purchase a laptop; recommended models and configurations for both Windows and Mac computers follow.
OIT 'Work At Home' Loaner Program
Note: Faculty requests for computer loans from the OIT Loaner Program are taking priority over other requests in order for us to enable remote teaching and learning.
The OIT Work-At-Home Loaner Program offers a supply of computing technology for loan by faculty. Technology in the loaner program includes:
- Surface Pro computers
- MiFis (hotspot)
All devices come with a power adapter. Surface Pro computers and iPads are equipped with Bluetooth keyboards.
Reserving a device
Computers and mobile devices and accessories are limited to the supply on hand. In anticipation of a greater number of requests for technology, OIT has made every effort to maximize the number of laptops and devices available for loan from the Work-At-Home loaner pool.