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Software & Hardware (free and purchase options)

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 the Service Desk at 273-5555, or via email at You may also visit the Service Desk in room 36 of the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center.

Departmental Purchasing

IT 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 Service Desk (319-273-5555) can help students, faculty, and staff with individual PC purchasing questions.

***NOTE*** - IT highly recommends these software bargains (last update August 2014):

Reduced prices are available on the following items: Adobe Creative Cloud for faculty and staff ($9.75 at; Microsoft Office 2013 Home Use for faculty and staff ($9.95 at; and Lynda Online Training for students, faculty and staff (free at

Free Software, Players, and Viewers

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

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