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The Computer Store

Completely online and always open. The Computer Store offers many great deals on hardware, software, and computing peripherals.

Personal Purchases

Click the link below for recommended technology specifications, tips on selecting the right computer, as well as links for students to purchase hardware and software with The University of Akron's education discounts. These discounts are offered by Apple, Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft, among others.

Personal Purchases



Parents of Students

Click on the link below and log in (with your student's UANet ID and your full name) to purchase computers or merchandise for your student who is attending school at The University of Akron. There you will have access to websites with education discounts through Apple and Dell.

Parents of Student Purchases




Departmental Purchases

Click on the link below for links and forms necessary for departmental purchases. If you would like to make a purchase, fill out the On-Campus Order Request form on the next page and send the form to If you do not have access to the On-Campus Request form, contact

Departmental Purchases



The University of Akron no longer has a free license of McAfee. For virus protection download Microsoft Security Essentials. Students, Faculty and Staff may download for free from Microsoft. A link is also provided in the My Akron Portal.

No, you can take your computer to the Computer Center for repairs. Call 330-972-7626 for more information.

Only currently enrolled UA students or members of the faculty, staff or contract professionals are eligible to purchase from The Computer Store. Departmental purchases may be made via requisition, requisitions can be emailed to

Personal Purchases - Only currently enrolled UA students or members of the faculty, staff, or contract professional are eligible to purchase items from The Computer Store. Some vendors will allow a parent to purchase on behalf of the student. The Computer Store is obligated, by contract, to allow the purchase of no more than one desktop, one portable, one Personal Interactive Electronics product, one laser and one non-laser printer every academic year. A valid UAnet ID is required for all purchases. Manufacture's rules may vary; please contact the store for additional information. The Management of Information Services is responsible for all final interpretations of the individual purchasing rules of the various manufacturers/suppliers.

Departmental Purchases - Departmental purchases can be made by a signed departmental requisition or departmental purchase card. DPO's are not accepted.

All returns are subject are to the vendors return policy and are to be handled directly with the vendor.

No returns on Microsoft products.