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Connectivity and Loaners

Technology Loaner Program

All Penn State faculty who received laptops, iPads, Apple Pencils, mobile hotspots, or webcams through the Technology Loaner Program will be contacted by Penn State IT to arrange the return of devices that are no longer needed.

Faculty who are in need of a laptop or mobile hotspot for fall 2021 should work with their local IT unit to meet their needs.

Faculty who have been loaned an iPad and/or Apple Pencils will have an option to extend their loan through fall 2021. Additionally, as supplies are available, new requests for iPads and Apple Pencils can be made at the IT Loaner Program request page.

Any Penn State student who indicated, via “Raise Your Hand” in Starfish, that they will not return to campus and/or are unable to return to campus and those who have made a temporary change of campus to World Campus will be eligible to participate in the Loaner Program. If they currently have a borrowed Penn State device, students can extend their technology loan. Penn State IT will identify “Raise Your Hand” students who do not currently have a loaned device and contact them directly and help resolve their technology needs (laptops, mobile hot spots, and webcams).