Student Computer Purchasing Program

Please refer to the Student Technology Recommendations and Resources Answers article for more up-to-date information regarding recommended technology for enrolled students.

For The State University of New York at Fredonia Students

The Fredonia Student Computer Purchasing Program is a voluntary program that provides students with flexible options to purchase high-performance desktop and laptop computers at discounted prices. In partnering with Apple and Dell this program provides customers flexibility in determining an appropriate computer to best suit their needs. Customers can order their new computer and have it shipped to their residence hall or to their home address.

Fredonia provides computer and software purchasing information as a service to our students. Fredonia Information Technology Services (ITS) is not responsible for any transactions that take place between Fredonia students and the vendors listed here, nor does ITS provide support for this software or equipment.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Before ordering your new computer, review the technology recommendations below. 
    1. If there are any questions on the recommendations, please check with the department of your major for any specific hardware or software recommendations.

      Department NameSoftwareDesktop RecommendationLaptop Recommendation
      Applied Professional StudiesN/APCPC

      Business AdministrationMicrosoft Office
      Chemistry and BiochemistryMicrosoft OfficePCPC
      CommunicationMicrosoft Office

      Communication Disorders and ScienceMicrosoft OfficePCPC
      Computer & Information SciencesMicrosoft Office
      Curriculum and InstructionMicrosoft OfficeMacMac
      EconomicsMicrosoft Office

      EnglishWord Processor

      GeosciencesMicrosoft Office, 7-Zip, DNR GarminPCPC
      HistoryMicrosoft Office

      Language, Learning & LeadershipMicrosoft Office, Adobe Reader

      Mathematical ScienceMicrosoft Office

      MusicMicrosoft Office

      PhilosophyMicrosoft Office

      PhysicsMicrosoft Office, Mathematica or MaplePC
      Politics & International AffairsN/A

      PsychologyMicrosoft Office

      Sociocultural and Justice SciencesMicrosoft Office

      Theatre & DanceWord ProcessorChromebox, MacChromebook, Mac
      Visual Arts & New MediaN/A

      World Languages and CulturesMicrosoft Office

  2. Order your new computer that fulfills the suggested requirements from your major: 
  3. Obtain and install software:
  • Microsoft Office 365 University (Windows and Macintosh) is recommended for students as the standard office productivity software but is not included in the machine configurations. This product can be obtained at: Microsoft 365 Education
  • Educational discounts for Fredonia students for select Adobe products can be found at:
    Adobe Creative Cloud for Students and Teachers

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