Since 1998, The University of Texas System has participated with Microsoft Corporation in a Microsoft Campus Agreement (MSCA) to provide students, faculty, and staff access to the latest release of Microsoft Office and Office for Mac productivity suites and Microsoft Windows, at no cost or at substantially reduced cost.
Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows are available for both personal and UT Dallas-owned computers:
Students actively enrolled in a degree-granting program are eligible to purchase a single discounted copy of Microsoft Software at the UT Dallas Tech Store with a current UT Dallas Comet Card.
If the student graduates from the university, their MSCA license for Microsoft Software will become a permanent license in their name. If the student leaves the University without graduating, they will no longer be licensed to use Microsoft Software under the MSCA and must uninstall the software.
As long as a student is actively attending UTD, they also have access to the Microsoft Office Suite for free installation on up to 5 computers. For more information, please see our Office 365 page.
Faculty, faculty emeriti, and staff at UT Dallas are eligible for home use of the Microsoft Software covered by the agreement with certain restrictions. Retired faculty and staff are not eligible.
As long as a staff or faculty member is actively working at UTD, they have access to the Microsoft Office Suite for free installation on up to 5 personal computers. To be licensed for Office 365 applications, please contact the OIT Help Desk to have a ticket submitted to license your account. For more information, please see our Office 365 page.
Individuals are not eligible under the MSCA or Office 365 unless they meet the specific criteria above. Such ineligible individuals consist of (but are not limited to):
All UT Dallas-owned computers are covered by the Microsoft Campus Agreement and are licensed for the most recent release of Microsoft Software for the duration of the agreement. Access to the installation files is restricted, so please request installation through normal means of contact for your Technical Support staff or contact the OIT Help Desk at x2911.
The license for Microsoft Windows is an upgrade-only license. The UT Dallas-owned computer must have a qualifying independently licensed operating system installed to be eligible for installation.
Qualifying operating systems are:
Installation files for software made available through MSCA are restricted. Access is currently administered by the Director of Technology Customer Services and is limited to UT Dallas staff members who have desktop support or systems administration as a primary job responsibility at UT Dallas. Requests for access can be sent to Don Davis and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. More information on the installation files will be made available upon approval.
Please keep in mind that the installation of the MSCA software is for UT Dallas-owned computers only. By being granted access to the installation files, you accept the responsibility to adhere to all covenants of the agreements between the UT System and Microsoft or Apple.
Qualifying operating systems include:
The MSCA makes available additional Microsoft titles for use by technical support staff. Click here for a complete list of available software.