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Purchasing Hardware and Software (Home Use and On Campus)

Article ID: 235
Last updated: 05 Sep, 2018
Purchasing Hardware and Software

Faculty requests for new hardware and software should be directed to the department chair. Requests are prioritized by the department chair and forwarded to the Dean's office. CIT offers consultation on technical issues related to potential purchases.

Please note that ITS does not purchase departmental-specific software for use in the instructional computer classrooms or desktop computers. As noted above, requests for departmental-specific software should be directed to the department chair. 

Requests for Software Purchasing for classrooms, labs, or individually assigned university computers or devices should refer to Article 221: Requesting Software Installation in Offices, Computer Labs, and Classrooms

Site-Licensed Software
Some site-licensed software is available for professional use through ECSU negotiated contracts. Some of the software on these contracts may be available to faculty for home use on personally owned computers. Eastern and the CSU system hold site-licensed software contracts with Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, and others.

Obtaining Software for Home Use

Microsoft software titles are available to Faculty, Staff, and Students and can be obtained via Office 365 downloads. Please be sure to do your downloads from your personal device and not your office machine. Adobe Products are available to Faculty and Staff and can be obtained via Creative Cloud downloads

All home use entitlement verification will be done through your Eastern email account please use when creating accounts with Microsoft and Adobe to insure you get the proper discount and product. 

Available Software:

  • Office 365 (Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android)
  • Windows 10 (Upgrade version)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Faculty and Staff only)
  • SPSS (Faculty and Staff only)
  • Maple (Faculty and Staff only)
  • EndNote

To get Office 365:

To get Office SPSS Maple or Endnote:

  •  Bring a thumb drive to CIT (Lib 420) and request the installation files.

To get Adobe Creative Cloud:

To get Other Home Use Software:

  • The CIT's Software Distribution Center located in Library 420 will distribute faculty/staff entitlements to other site-licensed software, such as SPSS, Maple, EndNote, via USB Flash Drive cloning.  Please contact CIT directly if you have any questions by calling 860-465-1248 or email  

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