Hannah Eason, News Editor
VCU is offering a limited number of laptops for students and faculty to loan as the university transitions to online classes for the remainder of the semester due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Those who request a loaner laptop online must pick them up on Friday, March 20 from James Branch Cabell Library’s IT Support Center with a 15-minute consultation from a staff member. Consultations are available between 11:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Students and faculty in need of a laptop can pick one up from Cabell Library tomorrow between 11:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. VCU is loaning a limited number on a first-come, first-serve basis. Story upcoming.
— The Commonwealth Times (@theCT) March 20, 2020
The laptops will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to VCU computer use policies, which are available online.
IT Support Center, located on the lower level of Cabell, has 24/7 phone support but is not offering online chat sessions.
Along with Cabell Library, the IT center will be closed until further notice after Saturday.
On Wednesday, VCU announced that classes will be taught remotely for the remainder of the spring semester.
Students who need to remain on campus must complete an emergency petition by Friday at 8 a.m.
Updates from VCU regarding COVID-19 are posted daily at covid-19.vcu.edu.