Technology Purchases

Students, parents, faculty and staff, our vendors would like to give you an opportunity to purchase your technology needs at a discounted price. Because we use these vendors on a regular basis to purchase Campbell University’s technology equipment and software, they have offered to give you special discounts. Just click on the provided links and get ready to shop. Please remember, you are not purchasing from Campbell University, we are providing this information as a service to the Campbell University community.

Note for School of Engineering Students
Computing requirements for students majoring in Engineering differ from those listed here.  Please go to the School of Engineering webpage for more information:

Software Purchases
 Use your academic discount at to get the software you need for less.

Microsoft Office
Currently, Microsoft and Campbell University provide MS Office free to all students while they are students.  It is available here.  You must create an account using your Campbell University student email account to take part.  PLEASE remember the password you create on the Microsoft site. Installation instructions are here. Please note: This version of MS Office 365 is not compatible with Windows Vista.

Hardware Purchases
Dell - Campbell University Store: click here - use member ID: US122792864
GovConnection - Campbell University Store:  click here
Lenovo - Campbell University Store: click here
Apple - Campbell University Store: click here

Students purchasing new computers for use on campus should consider the following minimum recommendations:

Desktop/Tower Computers Laptop/Notebook Computers
  • Intel i5 or equivalent AMD Processor
  • 8 Gigabytes RAM
  • 500 GIG Hard Drive
  • or
  • 256 Gig SSD Hard Drive
  • Windows 10
  • Google Drive
  • Office 365 University or use Google Drive Apps
  • Intel i5 Processor
  • 8 Gigabytes RAM
  • 500 GIG Hard Drive
  • or
  • 256 Gig SSD Hard Drive
  • Windows 10
  • Office 365 University or use Google Drive Apps
Mac Note
  • Intel i5
  • 8 Gigabyte RAM
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • or
  • 256 Gig SSD Hard Drive
  • Office 365 University or use Google Drive Apps
All students living on campus have in-room access to the internet through the Campbell University Network (CamelNet) which provides both wired and wireless access. Private internet service is not available.

Minimum recommendations for students who already own a computer

  • i3 Processor
  • 4 Gigabyte RAM
  • 250Gig Hard Drive with at least 100 Gig free disk space
  • Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10/MAC OS X

Additional Information

  • You will connect to the internet through our high speed broadband connections which are installed in all University Residence Halls. You will need a network card in your computer and a CAT5 network cable and/or a wireless network card. No other equipment is required. Individual internet access accounts are not permitted.  Additionally, wireless is available in residence halls.  
  • Student Computer labs are available on campus. 
  • All windows-based machines are REQUIRED to have subscription-based antivirus program installed. More info.
  • File sharing has, in the past, interfered with official University Business and valid educational endeavors and therefore, is not allowed at any time.
  • Students should check for and clean their computers of “spyware” before attempting to logon to the Campbell network. There are several free tools available for spyware detection and removal. The best are: Spybot  and Malwarebytes.
  • Students are not allowed to have wireless routers or access points in the dorms. If a wireless access point or router is discovered in your room, your network privileges may be disabled for the remainder of the semester and the router/access point will be confiscated.
  • Due to bandwidth concerns, the usage of some high bandwidth devices such as HD Streaming Video players may lead to the throttling back or limiting of bandwidth to individual students. The University Internet connection for the dorms is primarily for academic purposes and the usage of the network for nonacademic purposes will be curtailed if it begins to interfere with academic use.
  • Some students choose to use Google Drive in lieu of Microsoft Office.  Google Drive includes a word processor, spreadsheet program, and presentation builder.  These products are available through the student email interface.
  • You should backup your data to an external hard drive or to the cloud on a regular basis.

Contact Us

Computing Services Helpdesk | Britt Hall Basement | M-F 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Email: [email protected]
Phone: Local: 893-1208 | Campus - ext. 1208 | Toll-Free: 800-334-4111 ext. 1208 | Please have your CU ID # available when contacting the helpdesk or include it in your email if emailing the helpdesk for assistance.  We must have your CU ID# for verification purposes. We cannot accept SS# for verification.  Thank you