A big thank you to the students who paid attention to our note about not updating your MacOS to Catalina at the beginning of Fall 2019 semester until further notice. That notice releasing the OS update hold came out in the blog entitled, “Examplify is NOT compatible with Mac OS lower than 10.13 (High Sierra, Catalina)” posted on November 4, 2019.

With finals upon us, please make sure your operating system is not out of date. Mac users, you must have an operating system with High Sierra (OS 10.13) or higher. You can even update to the latest version – Catalina (10.15.1) Here are some links from Apple where you can learn more:

If you are a Windows user, I haven’t forgotten you. Please make sure to upgrade your operating system to Windows 10. Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7 in January 2020. Check out Pepperdine’s Student Discounts page if you need to purchase Windows 10. 

If investing in tech isn’t something you were expecting this holiday then perhaps making a Christmas gift request for a new computer is the way to go. Here’s a page we put together on computer requirements to help you select the best computer for law school. 

Please note that when you registered your computer onto the university network, you agreed to the usage policy that states: “Actively maintain the security of personally-owned and University-assigned computers.” This includes keeping your OS updated. 

One last thing: Pepperdine IT is here to help if you have any tech issues. We may not be able to fix your computer all the time but we can help troubleshoot and make recommendations– just don’t wait until the last minute. 

Good luck on your exams!