Software

Through an arrangement with a vendor, Valpo students, faculty, and staff can purchase software for personal use at a discounted price through the “On the Hub” e-store from Kivuto Solutions. A valid ValpoNet login is required to access the store which is located at https://apps.valpo.edu/authentication/kivuto/. The purchase of one software license of each product is available to each authorized person. Once purchased, software cannot be returned and refunds cannot be given. Applications available through the “On the Hub” e-store include titles by Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Corel, Nero, VMWare, Norton, and many more.

The products available through the e-store are for use on personally-owned equipment and are not intended for use on equipment owned by Valparaiso University. In some cases, the University has license agreements for software which incur no additional charge to a department. For new software or for software upgrades on equipment owned by Valparaiso University, please contact the Help Desk.

In addition, all students, faculty, and staff get free access to Office 365 while they are at Valpo. A valid Valpo email address is required. For more information, click here: valpo.edu/it/services/microsoft-office/

Hardware

IT has collaborated with a few vendors to simplify taking advantage of educational discounts when purchasing equipment for personal use. You are not required to use these vendors; you may purchase any equipment you prefer. Discounted equipment purchases are available from these vendors:

Many equipment vendors offer discounted prices to students, faculty and staff at educational institutions. When you’re shopping, remember to ask any computer manufacturers if they offer an educational discount. Many do offer such discounts and do not require any special agreement with Valpo.

MHEC

The Midwestern Higher Education Compact Technology Collaborative offers discounts on software and hardware to Valpo students and employees. For more information on what hardware and software are available visit their website: mhectech.org/

Wireless Phones

Some wireless carriers provide a discount to Valpo employees and students. More information is available on the HR website (login required).

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