Some freshmen at the University of Florida are required to start school with an iPod Touch in hand.
Officials recently put “important notice” up red text on the College of Pharmacy website to warn the fall class of 2009 that they must show up for class with an iPod touch or an iPhone.
The 8G model, which will set freshmen back $229 unless they get it with the back-to-school offer, meets the minimum requirement.
The Florida decision comes a couple of months after the University of Missouri journalism school first said they required the Apple device for new students, then backed down on whether the requirement was, uh, really a requirement or simply recommended after criticism that they were pushing Apple products and bumping up student expenses.
Via Apple Insider