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Adobe and Microsoft Campus Agreement for Software- Students, Faculty, and Staff

Purchase College maintains a Campus Agreement with Microsoft that entitles the College to use certain Microsoft products across the campus on institutionally owned computers. The Campus Agreement is a license subscription service purchased annually for certain Microsoft software used by faculty and staff across campus on institutionally owned computers. Under the agreement the College can install Microsoft Office and upgrade Windows operating system.  These applications come pre-installed on any new computers setup and delivered by the CTS Helpdesk and can be installed onto any College owned computers by request. 

Home Computer License Rights for Faculty and Staff

Under this agreement, College employees are entitled to install this same software onto their personally owned computers at home provided they use this software in the performance of their job.  Microsoft software can be installed from special installation media obtained from the College’s vendor E-Academy (also called OntheHub).  The cost of the license for this software is already covered under the Campus Agreement and a nominal fee will be charged by the vendor to cover the cost of supplying the media. Note: this offer contains Office 2016 products and Windows operating systems.

Please visit the Microsoft Support page for information regarding these software titles and their minimum system requirements. 

Microsoft Office 365 is also available for download and can be installed on up to five computers.  It includes Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, and PowerPoint.  Note: This offer only has Office products, not Microsoft operating systems.

*There have been some reports of account reset and other glitches with this Microsoft Office 365 page. Make sure you choose the “Personal” or Microsoft Account when signing up. CTS does not manage this page or these Microsoft accounts, so any issues will need to be escalated to Microsoft directly. See Microsoft support page. You can attempt these steps before contacting Microsoft:

1. Go to https://login.live.com

2. Enter your credentials and fail the login. It will offer you reset your password in the red text above the password field. Do not choose “Forgot my password” below it.

3. Follow the Recovery prompts and choose a method by which they can send a reset code.

4. They will send a pin number that you’ll feed back into their website. It should then allow you to change your password to something new.

5. Navigate to https://www.office.com/signin

6. Attempt to login and it should ask about account types. Choose “Personal account”.

7. See if you can proceed to office 365.

Faculty and staff can also request work at home copies of Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Acrobat Pro.  The software can be installed on up to two devices and can be requested by submitting a work request through https://apps.purchase.edu/wot.

Obtaining Installation Media for Your Home Computer

Faculty and staff can purchase media under the Campus Agreement for home computer use by visiting the website for E-Academy.  The media is available in either electronic download or DVD format. 

Note: This software is made available to you because Purchase College has purchased license coverage for the software through its Microsoft Campus Agreement. Purchase College is offering the right for you to use the software for business related purposes at home under its Microsoft Campus Subscription Enrollment. You are not licensed to use the software at home for personal purposes. You do not own the license or the CDs, rather you are authorized to use the software and associated media pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Microsoft Campus Agreement during the licensed period. You will be required to remove the software from your home machine immediately upon expiration of the licensed period or earlier if your employment by Purchase College ends.

Autodesk, Adobe, and Microsoft Discounts Available for Current Students

Current students are eligible to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud at a rate of $19.99 a month.  Purchases can be made through E-Academy.

Microsoft Operating Systems can also be purchased through E-Academy.

Students can obtain a free copy of Microsoft Office 365 which can be installed on up to 5 devices.  It includes Outlook, Word, Access, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint.

Students can now obtain a free copy of Autodesk software at this page:  www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/all

Discounts on HP Personal Purchases for Faculty and Staff:

Once you go to the site, www.hpdirect.com/employee/purchasecollege, you just need to create an account.  You have to use your Purchase email for the email address (the .edu address tells them you work for the College, and are eligible for the discount) but the password does not have to be the same as your email password.

If you are using the online checkout, use company code: EP17422.  HP Customer service phone number is 888-999-4747.

Discounts on Apple Personal Purchases for Faculty and Staff:

Faculty/Staff and Students can all receive a education discount on their Apple hardware purchases. The discount is not a certain percentage, but different dollar amounts based on the system. So the discount scan range from $20-$100 or more.

Please go to this link to place an order: http://store.apple.com/us-hed/findyourschool.  Search for Purchase College by zip code 10577.

Discounts on Apple Personal Purchases for Students:

Please visit the website https://www.apple.com/us-hed/shop.

Discounts on HP Personal Purchases for Students:

Please visit the website http://hp.force.com/external/hpacademy?AOID=51289