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Student Computers, Software and Accessories

Student Computer Program: SCI

The Student Computer Initiative (SCI) program offers students a specially selected group of laptops that are configured for the Princeton network, are fully supported by OIT technical staff, and come with a 3-year warranty. They are pre-loaded with a suite of software, including antivirus, MS Office, Acrobat Reader, and Internet Explorer. Math/Science/Engineering software is also available.

Choose from several payment options, including the Princeton Computer Installment Loan.

Software at a low cost or at no cost to you

Need software?  Before you buy software, see what we already have for you on campus. Chances are good that you’ll find what you need at a low cost or at no cost to you. 

The Student Software site ( lists: 
  • specially-priced student software available for purchase at the OIT Online Store
    (like EndNote and LabVIEW),
  • campus licensed software students can download and install at no charge (like Matlab, Mathematica, and Scientific Workplace), and
  • specialty software available to you on cluster computers across campus (like Adobe products). 
The walk-in OIT Store in Frist 113 is also a convenient place to pick up hardware and computer accessories, such as power adapters, wireless cards, laptop security cables, and mice. instructional video library is an award-winning video training library with over 1,300 instructional courses that cover common software packages and cloud-based apps. Courses are free to Princeton students and can be viewed 24/7. All you need to log in is your Princeton netID.

Computing Support

OIT Support and Operations Center (SOC) - 24/7

Phone: 258-4357 (8-HELP)

Student Technology Consultants

Computing support in your campus residence:

OIT Solutions Center

Walk-in computer help at the Frist Campus Center:

Computer repair services

Computer repair services:

OIT SN@P Knowledge Base

Princeton-specific answers to technology questions: 
SN@P Knowledge Base