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IB2 laptop return

This letter is to inform you of the process for returning the Macbook Pro laptop, with the correct Apple power supply, at the end of your IB2 son’s exams.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of our leases, the laptops aren’t available for purchase. The boys are responsible to get all of their personal data off of the computer before it’s dropped off.

The help desk hours are 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, and we’d be happy to receive the laptop during these times. It’s expected that the laptop has remained in the protective case and no damage has been incurred  Any damage found on the computer, however, will be billed to your UCC account. The damage protection program will still apply. You must also hand in a working Apple power supply. The cost for the replacement power supply is $100 and, if necessary, your account will be billed accordingly. Please ensure that any stickers directly on the laptop are removed. Charges could apply if the machine has excessive sticker residue.

We ask that the laptop is dropped off between your son’s final exam and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. It can, of course, be dropped off anytime before May 24.  Failure to meet this deadline could mean being charged the full replacement amount of the computer. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Jim LaPlante by email or by phone at extension 3326.

Timing is crucial, so we ask you to start preparing now for this transition. Your son needs to plan to move all documents on to a hard drive or transfer them to a new computer. The onus is on students to prepare so they can ensure the laptop is brought to the help desk no later than 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24.

Please note that your son’s UCC email and Google drive space will remain active until Sunday, Oct. 30. This is done to give the graduates time to move their important documents off of the Google drive and ensure that any important email connections have been informed of their new contact information. This should give them more than enough time to deal with the transition.

A note will be sent to their UCC email account in the middle of October to remind them of the deactivation. Congratulations to your son on completing his studies at UCC, and thank you for your consideration in this matter.