Software & Discounts for Home / Personal Use
College-Licensed Free Software
- The following software can be downloaded by students, faculty, and staff for home or personally-owned computers:
- Microsoft Office (go/office4home) -- Free for students, staff, and faculty.
Specialty software for mathematics, science, and design is also available. Visit Software for Personally-Owned Computers for full details.
Other Discounted Software (Educational Discounts)
- Many software publishers offer educational discounts for college students and employees (faculty and staff) for their personally-owned computers. Look for educational discount links on the software's website or use the website's contact us options to inquire if you can't find such a link. You may need to use your Middlebury email address if prompted.
Purchasing Computers for Home / Personal Use
- Not sure what to buy? See ITS Computer Purchase Guidelines (aimed at students but helpful for employees too)
- Some manufacturers offer educational discounts for college students and employees for their personally-owned computers.
- Apple - see the Apple Campus Store
- Dell - use the Middlebury Page http://dell.com/middlebury or the member purchase program link / employee discount link found at the bottom of most pages.
- Other computers: As with software, look for educational discount links on the software's website or use the website's contact us options to inquire if you can't find such a link. You may need to use your Middlebury email address if prompted.
Buying Computers and Accessories on Campus
- Note: Middlebury College does not sell or give away its used computers.
- The Middlebury College Bookstore (443-5334) has an Apple Campus Store. Prices reflect the educational discount, when available. The employee discount cannot be used for Apple products. Additional accessories such as printer ink cartridges, cables, etc. are also sold at the bookstore. If you want to know what is eligible for a discount, just ask.
Learning to Use Your Computer and Software
As a current student or college employee, you have access to Lynda.com, which provides video tutorials for learning to use operating systems (Windows, OS X, Android, etc.) and software, along with other technology or business-focused topics.
- Learn the basics, tips and tricks, or more advanced skills.
- Learn computer and internet safety, and more.
Just login with your Middlebury username and password.