Information, Technology & Consulting

Dartmouth and Microsoft Campus Agreement

Dartmouth College is a participant in the Microsoft Campus Agreement program, an annual, institution-wide license that is based upon the number of faculty, staff and students that are currently enrolled or employed at Dartmouth.

Dartmouth's Information, Technology & Consulting division serves as the purchasing agent for Microsoft products for the entire Dartmouth community. By purchasing the products under an educational license agreement (known as a campus agreement), we are able to offer a wide range of Microsoft products at significantly discounted prices. This includes Office and Windows operating systems.

Who Can Use the Software?

The software is available for all currently employed faculty, students and staff. Because faculty and staff use is tied to employment, faculty and staff will not have rights to use the software after they terminate employment at the College. Faculty includes only those with teaching appointments.

Retired staff and alumni are not allowed to use the software on their home computers.

How Much Will It Cost Me?

Dartmouth pays for the cost of this agreement centrally. 

Can I Take the Software Home and Use It on My Home Computer?

While you are employed by Dartmouth, you can download Microsoft software from on your home computers. Once you leave Dartmouth, and your account expires, this software will become "read-only", meaning you'll be able to open documents, but will not be able to update them or create new ones. 

How Long Will the Agreement Last?

The Campus Agreement is in effect for 12 months, renewable every year for an additional 12 months. Dartmouth intends to continue this program for the foreseeable future.

What About Macintosh Users?

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote) are available for Macintosh users.

What About Products Not Included?

The remainder of the Microsoft product line will continue to be available at discounted prices at The Computer Store.

What Software Is Included in the Agreement?

  • Office 365 Cloud-based Applications (accessed via
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (32 Bit and 64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (32 Bit and 64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise (32 Bit and 64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Office Professional for Mac and Windows
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