Hardware and Software

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.



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.

Usage Instuctions

How to Install MathType

Unauthorized Software

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.

List of Unauthorized Software

Reuse, Transfer or Resale of Electronic Storage Devices

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.

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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.

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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 priorities 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