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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

What is BYOD?

Bring your own device (BYOD) is a policy that allows students to bring personally owned mobile devices onto the campus to access privileged LMU resources such as email, file servers and databases as well as their personal applications and data.

We highly recommend that each student bring a personal computing device to campus with them. Some academic disciplines mandate the student having a computer or device. Notably:


    We recommend a desktop computer or laptop with at least 8 GB of random access memory (RAM) and 250 GB of free hard-drive space. Please note, additional space may be needed for course-related material.


    High speed internet connection with a minimum bandwidth of 5 Mbps upload and download speed.



      Windows 10 (Version 1809)


      Windows 10 (Version 1809)


      macOS 10.14 Mojave


      macOS 10.12 Sierra


      We recommend the most current versions of the following browsers:

      Google Chrome

      Mozilla Firefox

      Apple Safari


      Students have access the lastest version of Microsoft Office.  Please reach out of the IS Helpdesk to have your license upgraded. The IS Helpdesk can be reached at 423.869.7411 or [email protected]

In order to maintain full compliance with the LMU Network Policy, the LMU IS Department utilizes a Network Access Control Appliance (NAC). The NAC requires each user to register each device and bring that device into compliance before being granted network access.

What Types of Devices Can I Bring to LMU?

Most devices can access the LMU student network without any difficulty.  A quick (incomplete) list of devices that we've successfully connected to the network includes:

  • Apple iPhones and iPads with IOS 9 or newer
  • Android Devices with Version 2.2 or newer
  • XBox 360 and XBox One
  • PS3 and PS4
  • Roku Streaming Boxes
  • SMART TVs from several different manufacturers
  • Windows based laptop computers
  • MacOS based laptop computers

What Types of Devices Can't I Bring to LMU?

  • Wireless Printers
  • Personal Wireless Routers or Wireless Access Points
  • Chromecast Streaming Devices
  • Amazon Echo Dot devices


That's All Good - What If It Breaks?

Each student will be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of his or her own device. The IS department will assist students with connectivity issues, and can make recommendations about hardware or software issues students may experience.  The LMU IS deparment cannot work on personally owned devices.