Office of Information Technology

Discount Software & Computers for Students

Software

Students can receive a discount on several software applications simply by using their SMU Email address. Visit smu.onthehub.com to purchase Adobe applications and more.

Students are eligible to download SAS, SAS JMP, and Mathematica free of charge under our campus agreement. Also, many software packages are available to use virtually within Apps.SMU, our virtualized environment.


Cell Phone Service

SMU has a contract with both AT&T and Sprint. Through these contracts, students can receive discounts on existing or new lines of service. Click on your desired vendor to learn more or sign up for your discount.


Computer Recommendations for SMU

Apple and Windows platforms are fully supported and compatible with campus IT services. The following are suggested minimum requirements for a personal computer:

Processor: 2.3 Ghz Intel Core i5 "Broadwell" or higher
Memory: 8GB or more.
Storage: 256GB or better.
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better.
Wireless: 802.11n WiFi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Optional: Ethernet Port, Webcam

Meadows School of the Arts

What is the requirement?

All students at Meadows are expected to have an Apple laptop computer meeting specific criteria as they enter courses in their major. The minimum laptop specifications are as follows:

REQUIRED:

Model: 13-inch MacBook Pro
Operating system: OSX-10.10 or higher
Processor: 2.3 Ghz Intel Core i5 or higher
RAM: 8GB or higher
HardDrive: 250 GB or higher
Technical Support: AppleCare Protection plan
Software: Microsoft Office -- All students will need the most current Microsoft Office Package (Available for download from office365.smu.edu).
Other recommended software packages vary by academic division and course.

More information about the Meadows Laptop Requirement can be found here.

Cox School of Business

REQUIRED:

  • Windows laptop or Mac laptop with Windows operating system (Bootcamp, Parallels or VMware for MacBook or MacBook Pro laptop)
  • Current Microsoft Office – Also available for download from office365.smu.edu.

Special Requirements for Certain Programs/Areas:

  • Students in the MSF program and some MBA Finance courses are encouraged to have HP 12C or BA II Plus calculators
  • Students in the MSBA program, please contact Hettie Tabor for additional information
  • Students in ITOM courses need to have MS Access and Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio installed
  • ITOM and Stat courses require Solver for Excel add-ins and StatPlus:mac LE (Mac users only)
  • Students in ITOM 6222 – requires JMP
  • Marketing research course requires Excel Data Analysis Add-In

Simmons School of Education and Human Development

REQUIRED:

  • Computer using Mac OS or Windows with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. *

 

* Students may freely download Office 365 from Office365.smu.edu.

Lyle School of Engineering

REQUIRED:

  • Laptop or desktop computer. Lyle provides computing lab facilities for completion of course work.

Dedman College

REQUIRED:

  • Computer using Mac OS or Windows with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.*

Special Requirements for Computational Courses:

  • Mac with MAC OS X, Windows, and UNIX platforms; LaTex for text editing

 

* Students may freely download Office 365 from Office365.smu.edu.

Dedman School of Law

REQUIRED:

  • Computer using Mac OS or Windows with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. *

 

* Students may freely download Office 365 from Office365.smu.edu.

Perkins School of Theology

REQUIRED:

  • Computer using Mac OS or Windows with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.*

SUGGESTED:

  • 14 to 15 inch laptops and Mac for students working with media such as Audio and Video.

 

* Students may freely download Office 365 from Office365.smu.edu.