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Software Purchases

UTS offers a variety of software to students, faculty, staff, and departments through the university’s agreements with vendors. The software is available at discounted rates or, in some cases, at no charge.

For assistance with software, contact the UTS Service Desk at (803) 777-1800 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or by email at servicedesk@sc.edu.


Student Purchases

University Technology Services is pleased to announce that Microsoft Office is available to all students free of charge.

  1. Log in to your student email account.
  2. Click the Settings icon in the navigation ribbon.
  3. Select Office365 settings.
  4. Click Install Software.
  5. Select Install.

    If you need assistance, contact the Service Desk at servicedesk@sc.edu or (803) 777-1800.

For a list of software available to purchase, go to my.sc.edu and browse to Students > Personal > Purchase Computer Software. Software can also be purchased at UTS, 1244 Blossom Street (at the corner of Blossom and Sumter) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Department Purchases

Software purchases for university computers are made at my.sc.edu. You will need your VIP ID and password and a department and fund number. A list of available software and pricing is on my.sc.edu.

  1. Go to my.sc.edu.
  2. Choose the Faculty/Staff tab.
  3. In the Personal section, select Purchase computer software.
  4. Log in with your VIP ID and password.
  5. In the Software for Work section, select the software you would like to purchase.
  6. Complete and submit the form. UTS will process your request and ship the software to your department.
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Faculty and Staff Personal Purchases

Faculty and staff can purchase and download Microsoft Office on their home computer for only $9.95 under the Microsoft Home Use Program. Employees can choose one license of either Office Professional Plus 2013 for Windows or Office for Mac 2011. A backup DVD can be purchased for an additional $13.99.
You will need the following to order the software:

  1. Your VIP ID and password.
  2. An @mailbox.sc.edu email address to validate your employment with the university.
  3. An accepted form of payment.

Ordering Instructions:

  1. Go to my.sc.edu.
  2. Choose the Faculty/Staff tab.
  3. In the Personal section, select Purchase computer software.
  4. Log in with your VIP ID and password.
  5. In the Software for Home section, select Microsoft Products, then Microsoft Office.
  6. Select either Office Professional Plus 2013 for Windows or Office for Mac 2011
  7. Read the license agreement and make a note of the Program Code.
  8. Click the link to the Microsoft Home Use Program website.
  9. Enter your USC email address. You must use your @mailbox.sc.edu email address to validate you are an eligible employee.
  10. Enter the Program Code.
  11. Once your eligibility is validated, you will be emailed a link to complete the purchase.

For information on the Microsoft Home Use Program, visit the Microsoft HUP website.

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