Purchases with College Funds

The  Hardware Replacement Policy outlines the College-owned computer replacement cycle.  Please see the latest hardware configurations for more information on standard models and options for upgrades.

Faculty/staff: please use this form to order computing hardware or software for your department.  

NOTE: All requests must be submitted through the form above and the request must contain an accurate and complete budget number (FOAPAL) to charge the purchase to.  Email requests will no longer be accepted. The form must be submitted by the authorized signer on that FOAPAL.  If you need equipment and you are not the authorized signer on the FOAPAL to be charged, you must contact the authorized signer and ask them to submit this form on your behalf.  By completing this form, the requester is authorizing LTS to journal a debit against that FOAPAL.  This will eliminate the need to copy authorized signers on the journal entry form.   A complete FOAPAL is required; items will not be ordered until the full FOAPAL has been provided. 


Purchases for Personal Use: Educational Stores for Faculty, Staff, Students

Through agreements with various vendors, Wellesley College is able to make the following discounts available for personal purchases by faculty, staff, and students.  Other software is available at no cost according to campus licenses.

Microsoft & Adobe Software
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Wellesley College does not specifically recommend any one brand of notebook or desktop computer. However, the computer manufacturers listed below are currently used by Wellesley College for our computing needs and our support staff are experts at supporting these products. Additionally, these manufacturers provide academic discounts that Wellesley College students, faculty and staff may want to take advantage of. These discounts are, in general, not specific to Wellesley College. Students should review the Wellesley College Student's  Guide to Purchasing a Computer (PDF) before placing an order.

Apple Computers

  • Faculty, staff and students (including entering students) can order online and customize you personal purchases. 
  • Computers ordered from Apple will be delivered directly to your home, office or to the College post office.

Lenovo Computers

  • Wellesley College faculty, staff and students (including entering students) may order from our Lenovo discount order site.
  • Our standard on campus as of Spring 2013 is Windows 7 64-Bit for ThinkPads and desktops.

Software Discounts for Current Students

  • Software Store: Wellesley portal > Administrivia
  • Microsoft software
    • Currently free subscription available, see Office 365 details.  Must be connected to the network once every 30 days.
    • questions/problems? Help link at top of store's page; at bottom of help page is Contact Us link
    • shipping only allowed to addresses in United States
  • Adobe software

Software Discounts for Current Faculty/Staff

  • Software Store: Wellesley portal > Administrivia
  • Microsoft software (3 choices)
    • Currently free subscription available, see Office 365 details.  Must be connected to the network once every 30 days.
      • questions/problems? Help link at top of store's page; at bottom of help page is Contact Us link
      • shipping only allowed to addresses in United States
    • For nominal fee, while you are employed by the College, there is a Work at Home option
    • For nominal fee, you can purchase a Home Use Program license that you retain even if you leave the College
  • Adobe software (2 choices)
    • Adobe discount for current faculty/staff available at this online store
    • Monthly or yearly subscription discount; see also similar software that is free
  • Others may be able to get standard educational discount pricing from regular online shopping sites based on your Wellesley educational email address

Licensed Software Available at No Cost

Other Software

Please see Wellesley's lists of supported software for Windows and Macintosh operating systems that are available free of charge.