Software Acquisition

Service Description

This service provides a centralized approach for managing and distributing campus-wide software licenses for all Faculty, Staff and Students. The Software Acquisition office offers over 60 software titles through a repository of free shareware software downloads ( and licensed software products ( By utilizing campus wide software licenses, the Software Acquisition office is able to provide most software either free to campus or heavily discounted, providing an overall cost savings for the University. On average the annual cost savings to the University is over $7.5 million dollars. Other services offered through the Software Acquisition office:
  • Mass Media Duplication
  • CCI Recovery Media Distribution (for CCI computers purchased on campus)

Hours of Availability

Business Hours Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Software Pickup Hours Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


All faculty, staff and students

Customer Responsibilities

Faculty and staff place their order through the IT Purchasing System which is available through Finance Central. Students can place their orders through the Student Software Ordering website.

How Do We Charge

The cost varies depending on the software license agreement with the different vendors. Faculty and staff will use a departmental account number when placing an order in the IT Purchasing System. Students will have their UNC One Card account charged when their order is checked out from the Student Software Ordering website.

How To Request More Information On Or Request The Service

Website: E-mail: software[at] Phone: 919-962-2000