The College makes some software available for purchase at significant discounts through campus licensing programs negotiated with the software vendors.
Features and Benefits
Amherst College has an agreement with Microsoft which allows current employees (faculty and staff) to purchase Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office (Windows or Mac) for work at home use. It also permits the sale of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office to current students for use on their personal computers.
Only one copy of each version of Microsoft Windows or Office may be purchased by any student or employee. Be sure to put the CDs in a safe place for future use.
Amherst students may purchase Microsoft Office (Windows or Mac) and Windows for use on their personal computers. Office includes programs for word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and email. Students may purchase one copy of each software version during their four years at Amherst. Charges are applied to student accounts. (Microsoft Office is$10; Microsoft Windows is $15).
Faculty and Staff
Amherst employees may purchase Microsoft Office (Windows or Mac) and Microsoft Windows for work-at-home use on their personally owned computers. Use of this software on personally owned computers does not include support from the College. Employees must fill out a copy of the Faculty/Staff Acceptance Form, available at the link below, and submit it. The software will then be sent to their campus box. Employees may purchase only one copy of each software version. The charges will be billed via payroll deduction. (Microsoft Office is$10; Microsoft Windows is $15). Please do not come to Seeley Mudd to purchase the software.
Note: Only current Amherst employees may purchase this software. When an employee leaves the College they must uninstall the software. The College license does not include anyone who is emeritus or retired.