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Desktop Services: Calvin's Personal Technology Purchase Programs

Several technology vendors offer discounts to Calvin employees and students on personal technology hardware and software purchases.

Apple Computer, Inc.

Calvin's partnership with Apple provides discounts for Calvin faculty, staff, and students from both their local Apple store and online. Select Apple software titles are available at an approximate discount of 10% at the retail store. Larger discounts may be available online and certain Apple software titles must be purchased through the Apple Store online to receive your education discount.

Apple Store Woodland
  • Your Calvin ID and driver's license are both required to receive education discounts on qualifying Apple hardware and software.
Apple Store for Education (online store)
  • Enter zip code 49546 to search for Calvin College

CDW-G (Computer Discount Warehouse)

CDW-G has partnered with Calvin College to provide special pricing for Calvin faculty, staff, and students on computers, accessories and other office equipment through their online catalog.

If you have your CDW-G purchase delivered to Calvin, you'll receive free shipping.


Dell Education Purchase Program

Calvin is part of the Dell Education Purchase Program (EPP) that gives Calvin employees and students discounts for Dell purchases. Calvin's Member ID, US22430927, will be required whether placing your order online or over the phone.

For the best deal on a Dell PC, log in to Dell's EPP page for Calvin. You can also call a Dell Sales Representative at 877-377-0238 to place your order.


Cell Phone discounts

VERIZON

The Verizon discount is 18% for Calvin employees.

Enrollment instructions for this discount will be posted to a secure site (that will be accessible soon). If you are interested in taking advantage of this discount in the meantime, please send an e-mail to CIT Business Services for further instruction.


AT&T

The AT&T discount is 15% and our FAN is 4556876.

Find the AT&T store closest to you. Please bring proof of eligibility, such as an employee badge, pay stub or student ID.

Contact your AT&T sales representative, Matt Green by emailing mg2818@att.com.


HP

The HP Academy is intended for students, educators, alumni, former students and parents of students associated with eligible K-12 and higher education institutions.

HP Academy home

Register for HP Academy


Microsoft

Office 365

Calvin faculty and staff have access to 5 free downloads/licenses of Office for personal computers. You will have access to this service as long as you are an employee of Calvin College.

More info...


Mathematica

What is Mathematica?

Mathematica is a software package which is ideal for communicating scientific ideas, whether this is visualization of a concept in an intro-level course, or creating a simulation of a new idea related to research. Mathematica is used in virtually all of the world's top universities and colleges, and is commonly used in the following types of departments --- Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Business and Finance, Life Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science

How to Get Mathematica

Mathematica can also be installed on:

Tutorials to Learn Mathematica

The first two tutorials are excellent for new users, and can be assigned to students to learn Mathematica outside of class time.

  • First Ten Minutes with Mathematica - Shows most current tips and templates to get started with Mathematica, including free-form input
  • Hands-On Start to Mathematica - Review and assign to students as homework for more in-depth overview Collection of tutorials to branch out and explore more specific applications and areas of Mathematica.
  • Learning Center - Search Wolfram's large collection of materials for example calculations or tutorials in your field of interest

Teaching with Mathematica

Research with Mathematica


On the Hub

What is On the Hub?

On the Hub is an online store hosted by e-academy where faculty, staff, and students may go to purchase Microsoft and other titles at an academic discount. You Calvin username and passphrase function as proof of qualification.