Departmental Purchases

Departmental purchases of computer hardware and peripherals can currently be done online in BuySite using integrated catalogs from Dell. Peripheral equipment and Apple products will be available in BuySite by July 19, 2013. For large orders or orders requiring special handling, please email

Desktop and laptop equipment can also be leased from IT Services, which helps departments plan and normalize operational expenses.

Personal Purchases

PC and Mac purchases for personal use are available to faculty, staff, and students under an agreement between IT Services and several vendors.  Please use the links below to choose and order items directly from Apple, Dell, and Lenovo: 

  • Apple:
  • Dell:
    • Premier Pricing
    • Student Back-to-School offer – Receive $200 Dell Promo eGift Card with purchase of select PC’s over $699
  • Lenovo:
    • Educational discounts available on Lenovo’s commercial-class Think branded desktops, notebooks, and workstations
    • Online portal with availability and support for order placement and tracking, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year


How to Request this Service

See above


Varies according to items being purchased

Websites are available 24x7 except during maintenance periods as set by the vendors.

Contact the IT Services Service Desk by phone at 2-5800 (773-702-5800), email at, chat, or get walk-in help at the TECHB@R on the first floor of Regenstein Library during reference desk hours.

For repair, contact the IT Services Computer Repair Service for assistance.