Computer lending program

The DoIT Help Desk provides semester-long laptop and week-long hot spot modem loans to students concurrently enrolled at UW-Madison. Equipment is served on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Walk-In Help Desk.

For any questions about the DoIT Computer Lending Program or equipment availability, contact us or stop by the Walk-In Help Desk.

The Safer Badgers program officially ended on August 9, 2021. All Safer Badgers devices need to be returned by August 13, 2021 to the Walk-In Help Desk.



  • Must be an enrolled student with a valid UW-Madison NetID and Wiscard.
  • Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to work with their local IT to confirm their available resources before reaching out. Long-term loans are not available for faculty and staff.

Getting started


  • Notebook computers on daily to semester basis
  • Verizon Hot Spot Modems with wireless internet service on a week-long basis.

Available to

  • Students

Service category