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Hardware and Software

Monarch Techstore

The Monarch Techstore, located in Webb Center North Mall, can provide all of your hardware and software needs. The Techstore carries and laptops for students and faculty/staff to purchase. You can also save on software, peripherals and other computer supplies. Our current partners include Apple, Dell and Lenovo.

Mobile Monarch Student Notebook Program

It is strongly recommended that all first year students entering Old Dominion University have a notebook computer. While you may bring any notebook that meets ODU's minimum technical specifications, we strongly urge you to consider one of ODU's recommended notebooks.

Computer Standards

In order for OCCS to fulfill its commitment to delivering the highest quality computer, information processing, and telecommunications services; hardware and software consistency is vital. OCCS has developed a set of University-wide computer standards which should be reviewed before purchasing or upgrading your system or software.

Institutional Computer Purchase

OCCS has negotiated a purchase program with Lenovo and Apple to have PCs ordered from their factory pre-configured with the University standard software that is suitable for most University faculty and staff.

Software Standards

OCCS supports both the standard and professional versions of the two major office suites: Microsoft Office and Corel Perfect Office.

Software Purchase

Unless otherwise specified, products purchased via the Site License Program can only be requested for ODU owned equipment and can not be copied or removed from the computer or server it was purchased for. Faculty and staff who require software to be purchased for ODU owned equipment can do so via the University License Software Program. Software can also be purchased for installation on campus LANs and standalone workstations.

Downloads

Some software is provided free to students and faculty/staff for download. Since this is available only to University faculty, staff, and students, you must authenticate with a valid MIDAS ID and password.

Site License Program

Products purchased via the Site License Program can only be requested for ODU owned equipment, and can not be copied or removed from the computer or server it was purchased for without permission.