The University of Massachusetts offers discounts on Microsoft software through GovConnection. This program is administered by UMass Amherst Information Technologies (UMass Amherst IT) and is available to students, faculty, and staff at all UMass campuses.
Students, faculty, and staff can purchase discounted software for personal use through GovConnection, a software retailer and distributor. Members of the University community on all UMass campuses can participate.
Note: Faculty and staff can purchase one personal copy of Microsoft Office through Microsoft Campus Agreement at a greater discount. Additional copies can be purchased through GovConnection.
Software offered through this program includes Microsoft Office 365 University for Windows & Mac OS X.
Departments, faculty or staff from all UMass campuses who wish to purchase Microsoft software for official institutional use can also order through GovConnection.
UMass Amherst departments, faculty, and staff can obtain some versions of Windows operating systems, and of the Microsoft Office suite at no additional cost for University-owned computers through Microsoft Campus Agreement. Microsoft DreamSpark (formerly MSDN-AA) also offers free copies of Windows operating systems, developer tools, server operating systems, and other Microsoft software to members of the campus community. Restrictions apply.
Licenses and CDs are sold separately.
When ordering for the first time, you must create a GovConnection account. While creating your account, you will be asked to provide a valid UMass email address and a photo copy of your UMass ID as proof that you are a member of the UMass community.
Note: If you purchase software for official University use with a Procard, you are also allowed to install one copy of the software on your personal computer. You do not need to purchase multiple copies.
For questions about ordering Microsoft Select software, please contact:
1-800-800-0019 Ext. 75548
For general questions about the GovConnection program at UMass, please contact the IT Help Center (545-9400).