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Purchasing Info

Employees Needing to Work At Home

  • Work-at-Home Software  
    For employees of Catawba College, SAS software is available for installation on personally-owned computers via work-at-home software licensing. Click the link above for details.



  • Software Licenses for Student or Faculty/Staff Personal Use

    • Install Microsoft Office Professional - Free to Catawba Students and Employees
      The Microsoft Office Professional software suite (which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more) is available to all Catawba College students and employees AT NO COST. Students and employees can install Office on up to 5 different devices, including PC, Mac, and most smartphones and tablets. Use the link below to learn how to install Office on your devices: 
    • VarsityBuys
      Catawba College is a participant in the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) software licensing consortium. This agreement enables Catawba College students, faculty, and staff to purchase personal-use copies of many popular educational software products at a substantial discount only available to NCICU members. Visit the ScholarBuys "VarsityBuys" website for product and pricing details and online ordering.

Purchasing Technology for the College

  • All computer technology purchases at Catawba College must be approved by and placed by the Information Technology department. Centralized technology purchasing is essential for inventory tracking and software license tracking, to insure the college gets the best price, and to insure that what is purchased is a good fit with the existing hardware and software infrastructure of the College and meets College standards (e.g. technology that meets EPEAT sustainability standards is preferred). Departments that are considering a technology solution should involve our office as soon as possible. We can help define the solution requirements accurately, help identify and evaluate alternatives, and facilitate project installation, in addition to doing price negotiations and purchasing.

  • Academic Purchasing        
    Academic departments should contact Richard Kolbasowski or create an IT Service Request to begin this process.

  • Administrative Purchasing
    Administrative departments should contact Joanna Jasper or create an IT Service Request to begin this process. 

Replacement Policy for College Computer Equipment
As a matter of policy, Catawba College will replace basic technology equipment on a three-to-five year cycle, based on the recommendations of the Information Technology staff with regard to advancements in technology during such a cycle and on the availability of funding.

Approved by the Board of Trustees on October 16, 2007