Success Laptop Loaner Program

The Office of Student Success provides a laptop loaner program for new and continuing University of the District of Columbia (UDC) students. The laptops are internally equipped with WiFi for use where wireless access exists. Wireless networking is available throughout much of the campus. All laptops are loaded with MS Office and other UDC approved software including firewall protection. Please note you must be logged into WiFi for some software to be fully operational.

*Laptops will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis for those that meet the program criteria.

Participation criteria

The current criteria for participation in the program include:

  • You must be a University of the District of Columbia student registered in the term for which you are requesting the device.
  • Undergraduate Full & Part-time students are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours (Associates & Bachelors).
  • Graduate Full-time students are enrolled in 6-9 credit hours (Masters or Doctorate). 
  • You must be approved to pick-up a device.

The loan periods for Academic 2021-2022

To be fair to all students, laptops must be turned back in at the end of each semester to allow for a computer check-up prior to redistribution.

  • Students enrolled in Fall 2021 must return laptops by Wednesday, December 15, 2021 in the RISE Center Learning Zone, (Building 4250 6th Floor).
  • Students enrolled in Spring 2022 must return laptops by Friday, May 11, 2022 in the RISE Center Learning Zone, (Building 4250 6th Floor).

Conditions of the Program

  1. UDC students (borrower) with a currently validated UDC ID and hold-free student records are eligible to check out laptops.
  2. Laptop computers may only be checked out from, and must be returned to, the RISE Center Learning Zone, (Building 4250 6th Floor). Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm  and Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
  3. Students must have an approval of their application to schedule an appointment to pick-up a laptop. No devices will be issued without an approval from the Office of Student Success. You will receive specific instructions once the application is approved.
  4. Please allow at least 15-20 minutes to check-out the student laptop. At the time of checkout, the laptop will be inspected to verify that it is issued to the student in good working condition.
  5. Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no waiting list. Checkouts begin accordingly, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am and Saturday 10:00 am. All laptops must be returned by the due date at the aforementioned closing time in the RISE Center Learning Zone, (Building 4250 6th Floor).
  6. (Please Plan Accordingly…NO EXCEPTIONS)
  7. Laptops may only be returned by the borrower. All laptops must be returned in-person to the RISE Center Learning Zone, (Building 4250 6th Floor). Do not leave a laptop with anyone other than staff. At the time of return, please remain until the device is checked in.
  8. Equipment Inspection:  A full inspection will be performed after the equipment has been checked in.  Any equipment issues found during the inspection process will be communicated to the borrower.

Fines and Repair Charges

  1. Once a student has checked out a device, charge of $1,004.00 will be applied to their university account.
  2. Students will be billed a $50.00 dollar charge for damages and the full cost ($1,004.00) of the device for damages that are not repairable.
  3. Students will not be able to register, obtain transcripts/diploma, or graduate until the charge is paid in full. If the laptop is returned, the student will be credited $1,004.00 for the laptop
  4. Inappropriate use/treatment or loss of parts of the laptops will a include a $50.00 fine and suspension of privileges.


To participate in the program, students must click the following link to apply: