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What is the Lifecycle Management program? 

The Lifecycle Management program facilitates a centralized, annual replacement of aging desktop and laptop computers in use by University faculty and staff. Instead of individual departments spending numerous hours attempting to determine what needs to be replaced each year and often over or under-purchasing, the University has moved to a regular refresh cycle that will ensure that all faculty and staff receive new equipment over regular intervals of time. Departments will no longer be expected to budget for and replace their laptops and desktops when replacing with a comparable computer. Instead, this task will be handled by Information Technology at no cost to departments.


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For More Information

Contact IT Surplus:

Liberty University Information Technology will offer a limited number of computers for buyback to University staff, faculty, and the general public.

Phone: (434) 592-7006
Hours: Wed–Fri: 2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Please provide 24 hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment to pick up your new laptop. 



Contact the IT HelpDesk:

Phone: (434) 592-7800
Email: For questions specific to the LCM process, please email
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Laptop Lifecycle Management FY18

The FY18 Rollouts… 


During the next  laptop replacement cycle the following models will be replaced:

  • ThinkPad T430 & T530
  • Latitude E6430 & E6530
  • EliteBook 8470p & 8570p

We are using an automated inventory system to identify and notify employees who are currently using University laptops that meet our criteria for replacement. 


If your laptop is eligible for replacement, you will receive an email prior to the start of the Lifecycle Management Program containing further instructions and details.


Users with models listed above are likely eligible to have their laptops replaced during this year's LCM.  Computers will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.


New LCM Windows computers will be formatted with Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. To learn more about Windows 10, please visit



iPad Policy

In preparation for the spring LifeCycle Management (LCM)  period, Information Technology would like to inform you of a new policy change regarding University iPads. Historically, iPads purchased by University departments would go through the LCM process and be replaced every 4 years. As of this year, all iPads that aren't currently eligible for LCM will need to be purchased and replaced by each individual department as they see fit.

*Any iPad that is eligible for this year's LCM can still be replaced at no charge to the customers.

For iPads that are looking to be replaced by departments, the following policy applies:

  • If the unit is 4 years old or older – The unit can be retired normally and be available for resale as surplus like a standard device
  • If the device is less than 4 years old, the department can either re-assign the replaced unit within their department, or allow HelpDesk to buy it back so it can be resold and redeployed within a different department.
  • Devices less than 4 years old cannot be retired and resold to individuals. They must live out their standard lifespan within Liberty University before being able to be sold as surplus.


10 Day Buyback Program! 

As part of the Lifecycle Management program, Liberty University will be offering a buyback option to all faculty and staff who turn in their old Liberty computers for new replacements. Once an employee returns his/her old computer, Information Technology will immediately format and erase the hard drive on the computer, and will then hold the computer for 10 days for the employee in case they want to purchase the computer from the University for personal use only. After the 10 days have expired, the employee may still purchase their old computer or any other LCM surplus equipment but it will be on a first-come-first-served basis.


It is important to note that when repurchasing the computer, all University licensed software will be removed from the hard disk and a fresh installation of the original Windows® operating system will be installed. 


There will be no other special software on the computer and it will no longer be supported by Information Technology.


Instead, the employee should only contact Information Technology for assistance and repair for the new, Liberty-owned computer. These computers will not be eligible to be repurchased or redeployed by University departments.


For buyback-specific questions or to make a purchase, please contact IT Surplus at (434) 592-7006.