18. Software and Computer

Microsoft Campus Software for students is provided at no cost to all active University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown students. Download software at my.pitt.edu within the My Resources dropdown.

 What's Next?


You will receive more information from our Information Technology Department during the summer.

Here are some of the common questions asked:

Do I need to bring my own computer?

Personal computers are not required at Pitt-Johnstown. Adequate computer labs are available for student use.

Should I buy a laptop or desktop?

A laptop provides more flexibility in your room, around campus, and provides you with the option of taking work home on weekends. A desktop PC will probably last longer and provide better operating stability.

What about other computer discounts?

Pitt-Johnstown participates in programs with Apple, DELL and Lenovo that offer students discounted prices on all personally configured computers. Information and ordering information is available online at: www.pitt.edu/computer-discounts.

A Windows-based or Apple PC?

The choice is yours. All student labs and instructors are equipped with Windows-based PC’s, but we do provide all the necessary software for Apple PC’s and support them on our network.

What software do I need to buy?

Virtually none. All students receive Microsoft Office Professional, operating systems, LoJack theft protection and Symantec Anti-Virus software free of charge.

What are the recommended PC configurations?

We recommend brand name computers (ex: DELL) as they generally ensure better industry-standard compatibility. Avoid bargain basement models/configurations if you plan on keeping this computer for 4 years.

What's Next?

  1. File FAFSA Form
  2. Pay Tuition Deposit
  3. Activate Your Pitt Computer Account
  4. Health Forms
  5. Visit Campus
  6. Submit AP Test Scores
  7. College in High School
  8. Submit a Final Transcript
  9. Choose a Meal Plan
  10. Take Placement Exam
  11. Photo ID
  12. Thinking of Changing Your Major?
  13. Attend Academic Planning Days
  14. Complete Your Scheduling and Advising Module
  15. Pay Your Balance
  16. Buy Books
  17. Parking
  18. Software and Computer
  19. Move-In
  20. Start Classes
  21. Get Help
  22. Get Involved