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College of Architecture and Urban Studies

2021-2022 Baseline Minimum System Requirements

For All Incoming Undergraduate Students



Laptop reommended; tablet is not acceptable

Operating System

Mac OS 10.15 (or higher)

Processor Speed

Intel Core i-7 or higher

Memory (RAM)

16 GB or higher

Hard Drive

512 GB or higher SSD (Solid State Drive)


Built-in or external with built in microphone (headset/earbuds recommended)


802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11ax recommended)


For Apple, strongly suggest AppleCare +, which covers an accidental damage/lost


Software Suite: Students are required to purchase the Incoming Undergraduate Software Bundle through the Virginia Tech Software Service Center. More information can be found at Student Software Center.

Included Products: Microsoft Windows Operating System with Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus
Platform: MAC OS and Windows
Eligibility: Valid while enrolled in undergraduate classes at Virginia Tech
Note: Office 365 Pro Plus can be downloaded and installed on up to five machines and Office mobile apps can be installed on up to five mobile devices.


Adobe Creative Cloud annual subscription is MANDATORY for the students in Creative Technologies, Graphic Design, and Studio Art, and will be billed separately.


Any backup method of choice including cloud-based services like Google Drive.

DongSoo Choi

Visit the School of Visual Arts website for more information.