University Managed iPads

Academic Computing manages the leased iPads as well as several owned iPads that can be loaned out to adjunct faculty, staff, or students each semester. If you are interested in using an iPad for teaching, learning, or other work related needs, please contact

During the process of picking up and setting up your University Managed iPad, you will be asked to sign an agreement form outlining the responsibilities of both ITS and yourself in relation to the loan. A copy of the agreement will be emailed to you after completing the form. You can review the agreement below:

More information on University Managed iPads can be found at iPads for Teaching and Learning.

Leased iPads

Full-time faculty are eligible to receive a leased iPad. When the current lease cycle ends, an announcement similar to the notice below will be sent via Faculty Announce as well directly to all faculty who are recorded as using one of our leased iPads.

New iPads for Full-Time faculty

What: iPad distribution- New iPads for Full time faculty

Why: Our iPads are on a three year lease cycle and that three years has elapsed.

Dates, times, & locations:

    • Tuesday February 1, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Dogwood Room in BCC
    • Friday February 4, 2022 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Oak Room in BCC

Once begun, it will take approximately 30 minutes to complete the process. Depending on timing, you may have to wait while we take care of other colleagues.

After the third event, for faculty unable to attend, we will have a system in place to make an appointment with the help desk to get a new iPad. That will be communicated in a separate faculty announcement.

What will happen:

You will need to do the following in preparation for turning in the old iPad:

    • Remove all cases and/or keyboards (all accessories will be discarded as they do not get turned back in to Apple)
    • Ensure you have the charger cable and power brick. If you do not have these/lost them, or are missing the iPad, information regarding replacement cost is below.
    • If you would like to transfer data from the old iPad to the new one, please ensure the iPad is updated to iOS 15.3. We can then help you wirelessly transfer everything over. If you prefer, you can do the following steps:
      • Back up your data to iCloud
      • Disable your passcode
      • Sign out of your Apple ID
      • Turn off Find my iPad in Settings
      • Wipe the iPad of all data
    • You will be issued a new iPad.

Here are the Directions for Setting up your University Managed iPad.

These directions will also be available as a hard copy on the day of distribution. There will be staff from Academic Computing, the Center for Academic Excellence, and the ITS Help Desk to assist with the process.

You will sign a Fairfield University iPad Use Agreement. We will have hard copies to sign.

If everything goes as planned, you will walk away with a new iPad and your data intact.

Who you should contact if you have concerns/questions:

Please contact the Fairfield ITS Helpdesk at or by calling 203-254-4069

(Screen recordings for tasks needed before iPad turn in. For those who learn better visually.)


iPads must be returned along with the 10 watt charging block and Lightning charging cable in order for us to issue you a new device.

Q: What happens if I no longer have the iPad?

A: Lost or broken iPads are the responsibility of each faculty member. The faculty member will need to write a personal check for $150.00 made payable to Fairfield University and bring it with them to the event.

Q: What if I do not have the lightning cable and/or charging brick?

A: the faculty member is responsible for returning these. The faculty member will need to write a personal check for $10 for a cable and/or $5 for the charging brick made payable to Fairfield University and bring it with them to the event.

Q: Can I purchase the iPad?

A: In the past there was a mechanism that allowed faculty to purchase the iPad. That process no longer exists as this equipment is leased, and as such must be returned to Apple.

Faculty are highly encouraged to buy a case. Here are some options depending on the type of case you prefer.

    • Slim folding case
    • Slim hard case with magnetic kickstand
    • Hard case with screen protector
    • Trackpad keyboard cases

Contact the ITS Help Desk in the Library Room 230 or at (203) 254-4069 for assistance.