EduCycle Computer Reconditioning Program

EduCycle reconditions, upgrades and redistributes university-owned computers that have reached the end of their instructional lifecycles.

Through a partnership approach involving multiple campus departments, this program is guided by the following principles:

  • Extend the lifespan of computers to continue to serve students' interests
  • Provide service learning opportunities for participants through the computer reconditioning aspect of the program
  • Complement and expand the Towson University’s Green Initiative
  • After campus needs are met, offer refurbished computers to local public schools where they will continue to contribute to student learning and success.

Potential Use of EduCycle Computers on Campus

EduCycle computers can fill technology needs when purchasing a new computer may not be an option. Some examples of on campus use include the following:

  • Support for student projects, research, study, etc.
  • Special projects, phone banks, collaboration spaces
  • Student groups and organizations with on-campus offices
  • General training and professional development
  • Faculty/staff office computers not yet eligible for the Computer Trade-Up Program
  • Special-use computers: walk-up or kiosk stations, apparatus controllers, data collection stations, conference rooms, email stations in workrooms, etc.
  • Self-support departments, centers and institutes

Additional Information (PDF) about EduCycle

Will a Reconditioned Computer Meet Your Needs?

Determine which reconditioned model(s) will meet your needs.

Available Computers and Requests

See what computers are available (EXCEL) and how to place a request (PDF). The list is updated every Friday at 3 p.m.

How to Transfer Computers and Monitors to EduCycle

Transfer the following old or unneeded technology to EduCycle instead of sending them to Materials Management for disposal:

  • Dell Optiplex 960, 980, 990, 9010 computer models and newer
  • Dell Latitude E64XX, E54XX, E65XX, E55XX and newer
  • All Windows computers purchased in 2010 or later
  • All Mac computers purchased in 2007 or later
  • All tablets, e.g. iPads, Surface, Android, etc.
  • All LCD monitors

You will need to Find Your Computer's Acquisition Date (PDF). This file will be updated every six months.

Even though the equipment is going to EduCycle, you will still need to fill out a Materiel Management Service Request (MMSR), which can be found on the Forms Repository. Refer to the MMSR Instructions (PDF) and be sure to follow existing property management policies.

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The EduCycle Team
EduCycle Team

ACE Award Winner

The EduCycle program received the 2015 Towson University Administration & Finance Group ACE Award for going above and beyond normal work responsibilities to improve the campus.