The university offers an equipment rental program for the University of Maryland, College Park, staff, faculty and affiliates to request to borrow for the duration of either domestic or international travel.
This program is for faculty, staff, and affiliates of the University of Maryland, College Park.
The rental laptop will be securely wiped and re-imaged to be made available for the next customer.
The rental laptop can be requested for as long as needed.
Please follow the safety tips and procedures in order to prevent any data being compromised such as using UMD's VPN at all times, using multi-factor authentication, and avoiding connecting to public WiFi.
The laptop will not be searched by the security team unless there is suspicion that data has been compromised. This can be requested when returning the rental.
The daily rate will be charged for every day after the promised return date.
If possible during domestic travel, please return to Terrapin Tech to exchange the laptop. Unfortunately, there is no procedure to exchange rentals for travel outside the US. When returning a damaged rental, the department will be responsible for the costs to repair the laptop.
The request should be approved in 1 business day.
You can either request a 2017 MacBook Air or a Dell Inspiron 13-inch laptop by selecting which operating system you would like. The laptop is also determined by what is available at the time of the request.
A charger will be given with the laptop; however, you are responsible for providing the international adapter to use at the destination.
No, the Terms & Conditions need to be signed by the person who the laptop was requested for or the person that submitted.
No, there are no refunds.
Your department will be billed at a rate of $20/day, $60/week. The rate will round up if you rent for 3 or more days of a single week.
For example: If you rented the laptop for 2 days, you would be billed at the daily rate ($20). If you rented the laptop for 3 days, you would be billed at the weekly rate ($60). If you rented the laptop for 15 days, you would be billed the weekly rate twice and daily rate once: (2*60)+(1*20). And so on.