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Purchasing - Tech (Students/Parents)
Purchasing information for software and hardware for students and their parents.
UW-Platteville students are eligible for free Office applications through their Office 365 account. Students may download to up to five personal devices. Software downloaded through Office 365 is yours to use as long as you are enrolled at UW-Platteville.
- Details on the free Office software in the ITS Knowledge Base
ITS strongly recommends installing and/or updating anti-virus software on your devices. In fact, it is required if you plan to connect to the campus network.
ITS does not provide a computer buying or leasing program at this time. All computers are to be purchased through a computer vendor.
Choosing a computer involves many factors such as personal preference, budget, and needs. ITS cannot recommend one particular product over another. We do, however, provide useful links to help you in your decision-making for computers and other hardware.
- ITS FAQ: Computer Recommendations
Many manufacturers offer discounts to students. You are free to choose any brand you wish. ITS Help Desk will support any and all models that meet the minimum configurations for a computer system at UW-Platteville.
If you have questions while you are purchasing a computer, please contact the ITS Help Desk; we will be happy to help you through your computer purchase.
The ITS Help Desk serves students living in the residence halls through ResNet. ResNet supports basic connectivity in the halls and provides limited fee-based assistance with software and hardware on student-owned computers.
If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.