Undergraduate Student Handbook

Computer recommendation for incoming SNR students


  • Computer Specialist - Gregg Hutchison, ghutchison2@unl.edu, 226b South HARH EC 0982, Phone: 402-472-5436
  • SNR Recruiter - Elyse Watson, elyse.watson@unl.edu, 102a South HARH EC 0981, Phone: 402-472-7471

ESRI ArcGIS is the most demanding software being taught in SNR classrooms. The software only runs on Windows-based computers, but it can be used on Apple computers with Bootcamp or Parallels (See SNR IT support for detailed instructions). SNR computer labs have this software installed and accessible to all SNR students 24/7. N-Card is required to access the labs after hours.

Here are the recommended specs for Windows laptops or desktops:

  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Core i5 or above
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 250 GB Hard Drive (or SSD) with at least 30 GB of free space

Here are the MINIMUM recommended specs for Macbooks or Apple desktops:

Windows 10 and Parallels licenses can be purchased at discounted prices from the Computers Store on City Campus Union.

Go to http://ccsfgis.org/workshops-other/2016/8/18/installing-arcgis-on-a-macfor detailed instructions for installing ArcGIS on your Macbook or Apple desktop. NOTE: If you are not comfortable doing this yourself, please stop by the SNR IT Support office (HH 226) or UNL Help Desk (Love Library's basement) for assistance.