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Personal Purchasing for UNI Students, Faculty and Staff


Apple Computers

Apple offers a standard discount to all college students on their Macintosh devices. Discounts are not always available on iOS devices (such as iPhones, iPads, and iPods). These discounts can be obtained online through the Apple store for Education. Discounts can also be obtained while shopping in any Apple retail store by showing a UNI ID card.

Sometimes, Best Buy offers excellent discounts on Apple devices, both iOS and Macintosh, for education customers. To be alerted to such deals, it is recommended that one sign up for the Best Buy Student Hub.

Dell Computers

For Microsoft Windows-based computers, UNI recommends Dell. Specific, compatible models are available at the UNI store at Dell.

Other Computers and Hardware Considerations

Apple and Dell are computers that UNI can whole-heartedly recommend. They are not the only computers that will serve you well while at UNI. Visit the following articles for more ideas and suggestions on what to look for in your new computer.

What features should my computer have?



Microsoft Office for Students

Microsoft is moving its Office customers towards an Office 365 subscription. This subscription would grant you the ability to install Microsoft Office 2016 (for Windows or Mac) on up to five computers that you own. It also allows you to use the iOS and Android Office applications available in the Apple App and Google Play stores. To read more about Office 365, visit this site.

You may purchase Office 2016 for Windows as a student for a one-time $150 price and install the software on one computer. Visit this site to find out more about that opportunity.

Microsoft Office for Faculty and Staff

Microsoft Office is available to UNI faculty and staff for home use for $9.99. To take advantage of this opportunity, please login to your MyUNIverse portal, click on the Work @ UNI tab, then look in the Technology Resources pagelet. Click on the link for the Microsoft Home Use Program and follow the directions.

Read & Write Gold - Home Use

Read & Write Gold, award-winning literacy support software, gives an added boost to people who need support with reading, writing and learning by making support tools available right at their fingertips. Both Windows and Mac OS X versions are available. The downloads are very large (~1.6GB).

Windows Version | Install Instructions

Mac OS X Version | Install Instructions