iPad Return and Purchase

If you've received a Digital Flagship technology kit during your time at Ohio State, but are now leaving the university prior to graduation you will need to either return or purchase (at a depreciated value) your items. Any questions not answered by the information below can be directed to digitalflagship@osu.edu.


If you would like to return your technology kit, you will not be charged the depreciated value of your device. If you do not return all items listed below you may be charged a replacement fee. Fee amounts are listed next to each item.

  • iPad 
  • STM Dux Shell Case
  • Smart Keyboard ($155)
  • Apple Pencil ($89)
  • Power Block & Lightning Cord ($40)

Before returning your kit please complete the steps on our return guide to remove personal information and adjust settings.

iPad Return Guide

Once you have updated all the settings visit one of the locations listed below. We will inventory your items and make sure your user information has been removed from the device. 

  • Columbus: Enarson Hall 030 (Classroom Services equipment Loan desk) 
  • Newark: 196 Founders Hall 
  • Mansfield: BuckeyeBar in Bromfield Library and Information Commons
  • Lima: Technology Helpdesk in 355 Galvin Hall
  • Marion: Marion Library Helpdesk
  • Wooster/ATIBuckeyeBar in the ATI Library between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. or call 614-514-4848 for assistance outside of these hours

If you are unable to return to a physical location you may mail your device and all accessories to:

Angela Davis
Mount Hall
1050 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Purchase at Depreciated Value

If you would like to retain ownership of your technology after you leave Ohio State, you can purchase your kit at the depreciated value. 

After purchase, we will remove the mobile device management system and you will be free to use your iPad as you would any other personal technology. Once purchased and removed from university management, your device cannot be reenrolled and you will no longer be eligible for an iPad if you return to Ohio State. You will lose access to Explain Everything, so we suggest you save all projects currently in the app. You will not lose access to Notability.

To initiate the process please fill out our purchase request form and we will email you to confirm the charge amount and your intention to purchase. Once you confirm, we will add the charge to your statement of account. 


Depreciated Value Calculation

If you want to purchase your technology kit, use our depreciated value chart to make the calculation.

The month you get your kit, the depreciation chart begins and the value you will be required calculated based on when you withdraw from the university. Once this value is calculated it will not decrease unless it is paid or the device is returned.