Hardware/Software Purchase

Effective April 1, 2020

Computer Standardization Policy

All computers purchased for the University of Tulsa must be selected from the approved computer standards list or receive approval for a non-standard computer prior to purchase. [Effective April 1, 2020]

The Purpose
The purpose of the TU Computer Standardization Policy is to support and enhance the missions and administrative functions of the University of Tulsa. The objective of the TU Computer Standardization Policy is to achieve and maintain computing capabilities that provide a high level of productivity for TU workforce members in a secure, cost-effective, and supportable manner. Standardizing computer equipment at TU:

  • Allows the University to negotiate the best possible pricing on select models
  • Makes the computer procurement process more efficient and sustainable
  • Helps maintain technology compatibility across the organization, and
  • Standardizes equipment to minimize maintenance and support effort

What About Exceptions?

The exception process is intended to serve specific teaching, research, and clinical needs that cannot be met by our current offerings. Exceptions based on preferences will be denied. Exceptions based on research needs and/or using start-up funds will be approved, however we highly recommend considering standards for sustainability and support purposes.


The Office of Information Technology at The University of Tulsa has partnered with Apple, Dell and Microsoft to provide students with affordable hardware/software for use during their time at TU.


TU students, faculty and staff are eligible for discounts on Apple products.

When making a personal purchase of Apple devices and accessories, be sure to use TU’s online Apple store to receive education discounts and promotions, as well as TU-exclusive deals on select hardware.

View more information about the TU Apple Store


Students and full-time faculty and staff of the University of Tulsa are eligible to take advantage of discounted pricing for personal purchases currently offered by Dell.

View more information about the Dell Member Purchase Program


Office 365

The University of Tulsa maintains an agreement with Microsoft providing software licensing for full-time faculty, staff, and students.

For access to Microsoft Office software, please log into the Universities Office 365 site.

For installation on university-owned machines, contact help@utulsa.edu or your college system administrator for more information.

Microsoft Store (Woodland Hills)

Students and educators can save up to 10% at the Microsoft Store in Woodland Hills Mall. Discount available to higher education students, faculty, and parents.