Software & Hardware

Faculty & Staff Hardware Standards and Software Licenses

UMass Lowell's IT group has worked with the university staff and faculty to develop a pool of standardly configured systems. These recommendations are based on cost, convenience and, in event of a failure, campus-provided IT support for your equipment on both Windows and Apple platforms. 

The standards for these computers are found in FY14 Faculty and Staff Hardware Standards (pdf).


How do I purchase a computer from these hardware standards?

1. Place your order.

If you want to purchase a computer from the list of hardware standards, send an email to Indicate which computer you want to purchase along with the speed type that will fund the purchase. The help center will place the order for you. 

2. Install your new computer. 

Once the computer arrives, the help center will schedule an appointment to install the computer and transfer all data from your old computer to the new computer. 

Software Licenses

The UMass Lowell campus has purchased a number of campus-wide software licenses for use by all faculty and staff. Learn about these licenses, the platforms they run on, when they renew and whether they have work-at-home rights (pdf). Installation media for these campus-wide software products may be picked up from the Help Center, located at University Crossing Suite M50. Be prepared to show your faculty/staff ID.