Purchasing Tech

Students and parents

Software 

UW-Platteville students are eligible for free Office applications through their Office 365 account. Students may download to up to five personal devices. Software downloaded through Office 365 is yours to use as long as you are enrolled at UW-Platteville.

UW-Platteville students are eligible to purchase software at greatly reduced prices from two sources. Software purchased from these sources are yours to keep. All sales are handled by the student directly through the WISC Software Store. Log in using your UW-Platteville username and password.

  • OnTheHub for students - Use this site to purchase Adobe, IBM, and more.
  • WISC Software Catalog for students - Titles range from Microsoft Office to AutoDesk and more.

ITS strongly recommends installing and/or updating anti-virus software on your devices. In fact, it is required if you plan to connect to the campus network. 

Hardware

ITS does not provide a computer buying or leasing program at this time. All computers are to be purchased through a computer vendor.

Choosing a computer involves many factors such as personal preference, budget, and needs.  ITS cannot recommend one particular product over another. We do, however, provide useful links to help you in your decision-making.

Many manufacturers offer discounts to students.  You are free to choose any brand you wish.  ITS Help Desk will support any and all models that meet the minimum configurations for a computer system at UW-Platteville.

If you have questions while you are purchashing a computer, please contact the ITS Help Desk by any method at the right; we will be happy to help you through your computer purchase.

Support

The ITS Help Desk serves students living in the residence halls through ResNet.  ResNet supports basic connectivity in the halls and provides limited fee-based assistance with software and hardware on student-owned computers.

To request assistance or report a problem, students may contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or helpdesk@uwplatt.edu.

Faculty/staff (personal purchase)

Software

UW-Platteville employees are eligible for free Office applications through their Office 365 account. Employees may download to up to five personal devices. Software downloaded through Office 365 is yours to use as long as you are employed at UW-Platteville.

UW-Platteville employees are eligible to purchase software for personal use at greatly reduced prices from two sources. Software purchased from these sources are yours to keep. All sales are handled by the employee directly through the WISC Software Store. Log in using your UW-Platteville username and password.

  • NEW! OnTheHub for faculty/staff -  Use this site to purchase Adobe, IBM, and more.
  • WISC Software Catalog for faculty/staff - Titles range from Microsoft Office to AutoDesk and more.

Departments

All department technology purchases should be coordinated through your IT Support Liaison.

Hardware

Departments have two annual opportunities to buy computer systems: winter (November) and spring (April). 

 

Help Desk: Contact Information

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ITS Help Desk
107 Karrmann Library
Tel: 608.342.1400
Email: helpdesk@uwplatt.edu


Academic Year Full-Service Hours
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Academic Year Phone/Email-Only Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:00 - 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 

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