Laptop/WiFi Hotspot Loan Program

Borrowing a laptop, Chromebook, or Hotspot

UWM has a very limited number of Dell i7 laptops, Macbook Air, Google Chromebooks, made available by the UWM Libraries, and WiFi hotspots made available by private donors. Devices are available on a first-come, need basis. Students are required to return the computers and WiFi devices at the end of each semester for device updates. The UWM Help Desk (414-229-4040) will be able to provide tech support similar to what you would receive if you sought assistance for a personal computer.

If you are interested in borrowing a device for the fall term, please click on this link to fill out a UWM Technology Device application form, review the agreement and sign up for a day to pick up a device.

After you have signed the loan agreement, the Dean of Students Office staff will contact you (likely by the next business day) to provide instructions on how to pick up a device, or to let you know if devices are no longer available. We will make every effort to reduce physical contact when students pick up their laptops.

Summer 2021 Laptop and Wifi Device Rentals: Due August 31st, 2021

Fall 2021 Laptop and Wifi Device Rentals: Due December 23rd, 2021

Purchasing a laptop

If you would rather purchase an affordable device, UWM Surplus often has reasonably priced computers and laptops available for sale. Go to the Shop UWM Surplus Facebook page to view inventory or contact UWM Surplus by email or phone at 414-659-1391. Surplus is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to  4 p.m. by appointment only. It is located in the University Services and Research Building north of North First St. and East Capital Drive.

Students can also shop online for a new computer from the UWM TechShop and have your purchase shipped to you.