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Departmental Purchases

Departments make computer purchases directly through University Financials (for Apple and IBM purchases) or through the Dell Premier Page (for Dell). A select group of recommended bundles is available for departmental ordering. In addition, specific Dell computers, conforming to the standards defined by the Desktop Systems Council (DeSC), are set-up in the Dell Premier Page. The purchase site for Dell requires a Dell Premiere Log In. See Dell Premier Support to begin. When you initiate your order with the computer vendor you must also submit a form that requests Hardware Support to contact you to schedule the installation and set-up of your new computer using the Hardware Installation Service Request Form.

Faculty and Staff Personal Purchases

Computers for personal purchase are not offered through the University. However, individuals are encouraged to consider Dell and Apple for personal acquisition and to use the University's current standards as a suggested guide. For University personalized portals to these vendors, follow these links to Dell Apple , and IBM .


See Doreen Sullivan in Room 111. 258-5184
Please see Doreen to set-up your computer on the host database. She has a sign-up sheet on her desk if she is not in her office.


How to request a poster to be printed. Set up your poster in whichever program you choose. Most use PowerPoint. Set the paper size under File - Page Setup and make it the final size, ie. 36X48 paying attention to horizontal or vertical. We are stocking 36" Glossy and 44" Glossy. I can resize the poster but if it's set right there is less chance of cutting off edges or distorting the image. How it looks on the screen is how it will print. Also, be sure to proof read your poster before you send it. Have someone else give it a look as we tend to edit in our heads. Any reprints will be moved to the back of the line.  Save the poster as PDF. Try to keep the size under 2GB. This is where most failures will occur. You will get a failure email if the size is too large. Upload the file to You will need to use your NetID and password to access this site. When the job is sent I will get an email alerting me of the request. As soon as I send the job you will get a confirmation stating the job is complete. Give it a while as the posters usually take 35 to 40 minutes to finish. You may pick up the poster in room 111 or 114 after 3:00.


How to print to a Geosciences networked printer from your computer if you use:

Windows 7-10

1. Log in as the Administrator
2. From the Start menu, launch Devices and Printers and click Add a printer from the menu bar at the top of the window.
3. In Add Printer window, click The printer that I want isn't listed at the bottom of the window and click next.
4. In the Add Printer window, click Select a shared printer by name.
5. In the box below, type Name of printers are below. Example: Click Next.
6. In Add Printer Wizard window select the printer type. You may need to download new drivers from Microsoft. Select the driver and then click OK.
7. The Window Installation window will show. When it is done setting up the printer You've successfully added printer on, click Next.
8. Click Print a test page if you wish. Click Finish.


1. Launch System Preferences and select Printer & Scanners. Click the + button in the lower left hand corner.
2. In the Add window select the IP icon.
3. In Address, type In Protocol select Internet Printing Protocol - IPP
4. In Queue, enter printers/printer_mac. The name of the printers (below)_mac. Example: printers/Azurite_Mac

5. In Name, change the IP address to the name of the printer and the room number. The Generic driver works fine. Click Add and check Duplex Printing Unit and click OK

Printers for Department Use


Color Anvil B87 HP Color LaserJet 4650
Color Azurite 109 Xerox Phaser 6700DT
Color Cinnabar 112 Xerox Phaser 6600DN
Color Dapplegray  M55  Xerox Phaser 6600DN
B&W Diamond 208 HP LaserJet 4100
Color Emerald 114 Xerox Phaser 6600DN
Color Eurydice 177 Xerox Phaser 6600DN
B&W Flintstone 178 HP LaserJet 400
Color Footy 212 Xerox ColorQube 8570DN
B&W Graphite 109 Xerox Phaser 4600
B&W Homestar 211 HP LaserJet 2300
Color Magma 312 HP Color LaserJet 4700
Color Marble (single side only) 315 HP Color LaserJet 4700
B&W Onyx 411 HP LaserJet 1320tn
Color Parrotfish 15 Xerox ColorQube 8570DN
B&W Shale B93 HP LaserJet 2420
Color Quartz 308a Xerox ColorQube 8570DN
Color Turquoise 153a Xerox ColorQube 8570DN
 B&W  Zircon  A55  Dell 2350DN Laser Printer


Once you have a University netID, you should receive your initial password in a sealed envelope. Go to OIT activation page click here.

OIT HELP DESK (Office of Information Technology)

Dial 258-HELP and choose from the menu. Help is available for all University Computer and Business Applications; PeopleSoft, ListServ and Telephone/Directory issues.

SCAD HELP (Support for Computing in Academic Departments)

Computer registration, hardware and software support for Geosciences.

Doreen Sullivan , IT Team Manager, Geosciences. Room 111

Georgette Chalker, Webmaster/Communications Manager, Geosciences.  Room 114 for assistance with web development

Additional IT Resources


OIT Software Sales offers excellent prices for departmental and personal purchases of software to University faculty, staff, and students. The University is authorized to purchase from many manufacturers. Princeton students, faculty and staff are eligible to purchase using their netID to access the OIT Online Store.

Campus Software Pick-up Location
OIT Store
113 Frist Campus Center

Software Licensing Please read carefully. Rules are very different for staff and students.


The Surplus Open House is open every Tuesday from 9am - 12 Noon for departmental transactions and 11am - 12 Noon for employee purchases. The Surplus Open House is also open on Wednesday's from 10am - 2:30pm for departments/general public transactions. For more information refer to the website.

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