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Dartmouth and Microsoft Campus Agreement

Dartmouth College is a participant in the Microsoft Campus Agreement program, an annual, institution-wide license that is based upon the number of faculty, staff and students that are currently enrolled or employed at Dartmouth.

Dartmouth's Computer Store serves as the purchasing agent for Microsoft products for the entire Dartmouth community. By purchasing the products under an educational license agreement (known as a campus agreement), we are able to offer a wide range of Microsoft products at significantly discounted prices for installation on Dartmouth-owned computers. This includes Office and Windows operating systems.

Offices and departments who purchase a computer from Dartmouth are changed charged a "Campus agreement" fee with their new purchase to cover the cost of this license and are entitled to any software or upgrades covered by this agreement.

Any computers purchased through another vendor are not entitled to the campus agreement software unless the "campus agreement" fee is first paid to the Computer Store.

In addition, Campus Agreement software cannot be installed on any personally owned computer, even if it was purchased through Dartmouth. The Computer Store does participate in a "work to home" program with Microsoft so Microsoft products can be purchased separately – at reduced rates – for home computers.

Who Can Use the Software?

The software is available for all currently employed faculty, students and staff. Because faculty and staff use is tied to employment, faculty and staff will not have rights to use the software after they terminate employment at the College. Faculty includes only those with teaching appointments.

Faculty emeritus, retired staff and alumni are not allowed to use the software on their home computers.

Campus Agreement software cannot be installed on any personally owned computer, even if it was purchased through Dartmouth. The Computer Store does participate in a "work to home" program with Microsoft so Microsoft products can be purchased separately – at reduced rates – for home computers.

 

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How Much Will It Cost Me?

Dartmouth has paid the initial cost of the license and those costs will be recovered in two ways. Machines sold at The Computer Store will have an $85 charge included in the purchase price that will cover the operating system and other software covered under the agreement. CDs will also be available at the store at a minimal price. Each department or area should have at least one copy of the CDs or media. We strongly recommend that individuals with laptop computers also purchase and carry with them copies of the operating system and the Office suite.

Any computers purchased through another vendor are not entitled to the campus agreement software unless the "campus agreement" fee is first paid to the Computer Store.

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Can I Take the Software Home and Use It on My Home Computer?

All software included under the campus agreement can be used on College owned.

Software is available for installation on personally owned home computers while employed by Dartmouth College at discounted prices.

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How Long Will the Agreement Last?

The Campus Agreement is in effect for 12 months, renewable every year for an additional 12 months. The College intends to continue this program for the foreseeable future.

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What About Macintosh Users?

MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) are available for Macintosh users.

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What About Products Not Included?

The remainder of the Microsoft product line will continue to be available at discounted prices at The Computer Store.

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What Software Is Included in the Agreement?

Software Available for College Computers

Desktop Suite

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (32 Bit and 64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (32 Bit and 64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Office Professional for Mac and Windows

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Last Updated: 3/29/13