We don't just provide laptops - we also supply the required materials! Our Digital Campus Initiative includes an all-access course materials program that allows students to have all their materials by the first day of class. The cost is included in tuition and is eligible to be covered by financial aid so there will be no surprises about costs after enrollment.
With funding from the Digital Campus Initiative, we have begun the process of improving wireless capability on campus. We have started by upgrading wireless in our main academic buildings (Bogel and Paczesny). In order to take advantage of the new wireless speed and connections, we recommend you use the instructions below to disconnect and reconnect to either RESNET or HC-STUDENTS .
Due to global supply chain issues, we are waiting on the rest of our upgraded wireless access points. While we wait, IT will continue to try to improve/stabilize all other wireless connections on campus.
We appreciate your patience during this project.
Select your courses for the upcoming term
Your course list will be sent to the campus bookstore
The campus bookstore pulls ALL required course materials for you
Your digital materials show up on Blackboard in your course site
Questions about the process? Call the Campus Bookstore at (716) 926-8811 or visit us on campus.
All full-time Hilbert College students will receive an HP ProBook x360 435 G8 flip design laptop that can be used as a laptop or tablet computer.
Ryzen 5 5600U processor
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Radeon Graphics card
16 GB of RAM
256 GB hard drive
13.3” IPS touchscreen 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
All Hilbert College students will automatically receive the textbooks that they need for their classes. Many books will be offered to students electronically and will be delivered through Blackboard.
Getting an education can be expensive - at Hilbert, we help mitigate costs by offering students (all undergraduates get at least one) scholarships and offering the lowest tuition (including a laptop and digital textbooks) rates in the region. Review our resources to get an estimate of what your academic ventures could cost!
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Questions about the Digital Campus Initiative process or course materials? Our campus bookstore is here to help.
The Digital Campus Initiative is an all-access course materials program that allows students to have all their materials by the first day of class. The cost is included in tuition and is eligible to be covered by financial aid so there will be no surprises about costs after enrollment. No more searching multiple sites and waiting for them to be delivered on time. The program allows students to focus on their education as opposed to figuring out how to find and pay for their learning materials.
Yes! You will not pay out of pocket for your required course materials or laptop, as costs are covered in your tuition.
No. This program is included as a part of your tuition and is eligible to be covered by financial aid.
Because the laptop program is part of the broader Digital Campus Initiative, students cannot opt out of paying the fee for the comprehensive fee. The goal of this initiative is to provide students with the technology necessary to meet their academic needs at Hilbert College. If a student already owns a device that will help to meet their needs, they do not have to accept their college-issued laptop.
If something should happen to the student’s personal machine, Hilbert IT can provide a temporary loaner laptop while repairs are being made.
Hilbert IT Services should be able to resolve most issues with the Hilbert laptop. Should their laptop be considered defective or require more extensive repairs, Hilbert IT will work with a local repair shop to resolve those issues. Should the student experience issues with their laptop while away from campus during a break period, HP will provide ‘Pick up and Return’ support
Students are responsible for the cost of repairs for damage linked to careless or negligent use or loss. Students are responsible for the replacement of the laptop PC if it is lost or stolen. Hilbert College recommends checking with your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy for coverage in the event the laptop is lost or stolen
If a student has successfully completed their academic program and has participated in the laptop initiative for more than 3 full academic years, they will have to opportunity to buy from Hilbert for a significantly reduced rate
Students that unexpectedly leave Hilbert College prior to degree completion are required to return the laptop. Students will have the opportunity to buy the laptop for a pro-rated dollar amount. Students that do not return their computer within 2 months of leaving the college will be responsible to pay a pro-rated amount for the balance of the computer.
Once you have selected your courses, your course list will be sent to the campus store and they will get everything ready for you! If your instructor selected digital materials, a link will be available in each course’s site in our learning management system, Blackboard. If your instructor selected print rental materials, print books will be available for pickup on campus.
Required digital books and course materials will be available within Blackboard or online through BryteWave RedShelf about two weeks before the start of the semester. Required print books will be available for pickup on campus. Information will be sent to you about pickup locations, times, and log on information.
If your schedule changes, your book order will be updated accordingly. If you add or drop a class with digital materials, your access will be updated within 24 hours. If you add or drop a class with print materials, you will need to return any print books or other materials you will no longer need based on your updated schedule. Print books must be returned to avoid non-return fees. Information about due dates and locations will be sent to you if your schedule changes.
No. Recommended or suggested course materials and supplies are not provided as a part of this program. These items can be purchased at the Hilbert College bookstore website or in-store.
Only materials identified by your professor or campus as “required” are included as part of the program. All “recommended” materials will be available for purchase at the campus store and online at https://www.bkstr.com/hilbertstore/home.
If your instructor selected required digital materials, they will be returned automatically at the conclusion of the course.
If your instructor selected required print rental materials, all books must be returned to the campus store when the term ends. Information will be sent to you about drop off locations and times.
After the term is complete, rented textbooks must be returned to the campus store and digital textbook access will end. However, you can contact the bookstore about the possibility of keeping your books at the beginning of the semester.
Brytewave is a digital textbook platform. You can highlight text, bookmark, search, sort and take notes using Brytewave. You can access Brytewave through its website or through your course’s Blackboard site.
If you forgot your password or didn’t receive your password, go to https://Brytewave.redshelf.com, select the Log In button in the upper right. Select “forgot password” or navigate to this link https://brytewave.redshelf.com/accounts/forgot/ and use your school email address to reset your password.
You will be able to print parts of your eBook, but the publisher determines how much of the eBook can be printed.
Please contact Accessibility Services at 716-926-8866 or see more at https://www.hilbert.edu/academics/student-services/disability-services.
If a student earns an incomplete, the instructor will work with the bookstore and publisher to ensure access.
Most courses use digital books and courseware and can be accessed via apps. You can download Brytewave RedShelf app through your app store.
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