Software & Hardware

The university maintains several agreements for computer hardware and software purchasing. Some agreements provide for university students, faculty and staff to purchase at a discount for personal use. Questions may be directed to ITS Administration, 120B ITTC, (319) 273-2178.

Departmental Purchasing

ITS Administration manages campus-wide agreements to provide hardware and software for university owned computers at an educational discount.

Personal Purchasing for UNI Students, Faculty and Staff

The university has several agreements which provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to purchase hardware and software at a discount. Emeritus faculty and staff, as well as new students coming to UNI are eligible for many of these discount programs. The computer specialists in the Computer Consulting Center can help students, faculty, and staff with individual PC purchasing questions.

ITS highly recommends these software bargains (last update April 2014):

***Note*** - Reduced prices are available on the following items all via: :

Adobe Creative Cloud Suite for faculty and staff ($9.75);
Microsoft Office 2010, Office Mac 2011, Office 2013 for faculty and staff ($9.75 /each);
Windows 7, Windows 8, & Windows 8.1 for faculty and staff ($9.75 /each);

Also, Lynda Online Training for students, faculty and staff via (Free).

Free Software, Players, and Viewers

ITS has collected links to some of the most common software, players and viewers for your computer.

Helpful Support Articles

Use Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware Software

What features should my PC have?

Should I Buy a Windows Computer with the Most Current Operating System or Not?

Should you purchase a new PC before or at the start of your academic career?