University departments may purchase computers and peripherals through the UM Volume Purchase Agreements. However, IT does not manage procurement for all items available on the Volume Purchasing Agreement contracts. If you are interested in purchasing hardware or software, please submit a ticket to the Help Desk.
Note: University departments must follow the established guidelines and Purchase Approval Policy for all purchases.
IT provides a new computer to full-time faculty and staff every four years through the Desktop Enhancement Program.
S&T faculty and staff can purchase Dell computers personally at a discounted price.
Learn about hardware standards as well as End Of Life dates for university-owned computers.
Student computers should meet a recommended baseline in order to perform campus tasks well.
If you need Dell Precisions for your research, take a look at the RSS HPC page to see what is available to purchase.
Request previously used computers with an expired warranty that are still functional.
Printers are available at an additional cost to each department.
Please contact the IT Help Desk to request information on obtaining conference room equipment.
Take a look at our Google sheet with all the S&T available campus software. This software may only be installed on campus-owned computers. Additional software is available, though charges for purchasing a license may apply. Only staff and faculty can purchase software licenses.
You must sign in with your S&T account (firstname.lastname@example.org) to access the hardware pricing list.
S&T IT provides free software for personal devices.
Most of the software available to our campus can be accessed through AppsAnywhere.
Unauthorized software is defined as software that is not approved, licensed, or legal for use on university computers. This software is tracked by the IT department, and is for personal use only. Personal use does not cover ANY use of the listed software on campus computers for any product since it is a business. Using personal use software on campus computers exposes the UM System to significant liability and risk of lawsuits. The list of unauthorized software is shown below.
To ensure the confidentiality of university data and to comply with software licensing contracts, all electronic storage devices must be properly cleaned prior to reuse, transfer or resale.
Pursuant to UM Rules and Regulations BPM-12004, all IT and telecom products and services must be approved by the local IT department.
All IT and telecom purchases, irrespective of dollar value and including no-cost items, must be reviewed and approved based on the requirements established by this policy and must meet all other unique IT/telecom-related requirements and technology standards in place at each business unit. All software must be approved by IT prior to use, even if the software is free.
In accordance with the Chancellor's Fiscal Guidance for COVID-19, any and all purchases made by the university must be made in service to the priorities listed below. Please provide the appropriate category when submitting purchasing requests so that it can be included in the requisition information.