Hardware and Software

University departments may purchase computers and peripherals through the UM Volume Purchase Agreements. However, not all items available on the volume purchasing agreement contracts are by IT.

Submit a ticket to the Help Desk if you are interested in purchasing hardware or software.

Notice: As of 9/16/2020 there are new guidelines on the policy for purchasing anything through university departments. See Below


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there is a long lead time (up to 3 months) and an increase in price on all Dell machines and monitors.


Campus Use Software

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 (username@umsystem.edu) to access the hardware pricing list.

Personal Use Software

S&T IT provides free software for personal devices.

Available Software

Most of the software available to our campus can be accessed through AppsAnywhere.

Instuctions on how to use

How to Install MathType

Reuse, Transfer or Resale of Electronic Storage Devices

In order 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.

View Policy

Purchase Approval Policy

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.

Read full policy

COVID-19 fiscal guidance:

Updated: 9/18/2020

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 priorites listed below. Please provide the appropriate category when submitting purchasing requests so that it can be included in the requisition information.

  • Ensuring our students receive a high-quality education
  • Supporting retention and recruitment of our students
  • Continuing research and scholarship, especially related to the public health crisis and precision health
  • Supporting the system’s response to the public health crisis and other engagement activities
  • Supporting activities that grow revenues for the university

View the Guidelines