Laptops, Tablets & Smartphones

Our goal is to provide a reasonable balance of support for devices used mostly by faculty and staff. This page will lead you to all information needed for using laptops, tablets and smartphones on campus. Students should consult Student Computing Services for support.


OTS recommends and supports Dell and Apple laptops that appear on our recommended hardware list. We also support university-owned recommended smartphones and tablets that run Apple iOS, Android, and Windows 8+ operating systems. Visit our Laptops, Tablets & Smartphones Support page to see how OTS can help you with your mobile devices.


Purchasing procedures vary depending on the device being ordered and sometimes the source of funding. OTS provides information on purchasing laptops, tablets, iPads and smartphones.

Mobile Configuration

Faculty and staff can get instructions for accessing university email and connecting to TU Wireless on personal mobile devices. Students should consult Webmail Resources for Students.

Mobile Apps

TU has several university-level mobile apps available in the Apple and Google Play stores. Search "Towson University" to see what's available.

Sharing iPads

If you plan on sharing iPads or iPod touch devices in a classroom or group setting, note that there are unique challenges because these devices are designed for individual users. Visit the Sharing iPads page for items to consider when managing these shared devices.

Cell Phone Equipment & Services Procedures

The Cell Phone Equipment & Services Procedures include procedures and guidelines for requesting and using cellular telephone equipment and associated services.


Answers to our most frequently asked questions about mobile devices at TU will provide you with more information and guidance.