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OIT provides pre-purchase advice as well as repair and consulting services to members of the University community. Our recommendations and minimum system requirements are meant to give students general guidelines on the computer configurations that work best in the UMass Amherst computing environment.


  • Our technical staff is certified to repair most popular computer brands
  • We sell and install system components including wireless cards, memory, and hard drives.
  • Competitive discounts on computers and peripherals are available through the U$ave program
  • Faculty and staff can borrow laptops for short-term travel through our Travel Laptop Program 

Computer Discounts

The U$ave program offers competitive discounts on desktops, laptops, tablets, and peripherals from popular manufacturers.

Last Updated: Sep. 20, 2012