Discounted Software, Hardware and Services for Home Use
Current employees and students may benefit from Dickinson's association with the organizations listed below to realize discounts for software, hardware, and peripheral technology for home/personal use.
Microsoft Office: All current Dickinson employees and students may download and use the latest Microsoft Office Suite for their personal Windows and Mac computers. Simply log into Office 365 (http://portal.office.com) and click on "Install Office 2016" button in the upper-right.
OnTheHub (Kivuto): OnTheHub offers many discounted software titles (Adobe, Minitab, SPSS, etc.) to students and employees. Students are eligible for Windows 10 Education Edition for FREE. See what is available at the Dickinson OnTheHub webstore (http://dickson.onthehub.com) and click "Register" in the upper-right corner to create a free account using your @dickinson.edu email account.
JourneyEd: Dickinson's association with AICUP (Assoc. of Independent Colleges and Universities of PA) and JourneyEd (our multi-channel software marketer to academic institutions) affords employees and students discounts for a large selection of software titles (Adobe, Microsoft Windows/Office, COREL, QuickBooks, etc.), hardware (iPads, Surfaces, Laptops, etc.), and peripherals (printers, monitors, headsets, cables, etc.) from the JourneyEd store: http://www.journeyed.com/select
Apple: Apple resells some hardware and software at locations such as BestBuy and Walmart, but you can only get educational discount pricing from the Apple Higher-Ed Store here: http://www.apple.com/us-hed/shop
Dell: Similarly, employees and students can receive educational discounts on Dell hardware (computers, monitors, etc.) from the Dell Educational Store here: http://www.dell.com/Dickinson (Member ID [if prompted]: US126357265)
Best Buy: The large electronics reseller, Best Buy, also has a 'Student Deals' section with doscounted pricing for selecting computing hardware, entertainment electronics, and household applicanes: https://www.bestbuy.com/student-deals
Verizon, AT&T and Sprint: All three major cellular providers offer educational discounts to service fees and hardware. Enter your Dickinson email address and/or mobile phone number into the appropriate website to receive the discounts on your bill going forward.
- For Verizon, click here: https://www.verizonwireless.com/discount-program/
- For AT&T, click here: https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/iru-check-for-discount.html
- For Sprint, click here: https://mysprint.sprint.com/verify/
Please note: You may be required to confirm your association with Dickinson for any of the above sites via your dickinson.edu email address. All purchases of software are licensed to you, and anything purchased can be shipped anywhere you prefer (ie. it does not have to be shipped to your location at the College).
As of July 2018: Lynda.com, Codeacademy, Duolingo, Udacity, etc. for Free
Public libraries often have free access to many pay services - Lynda.com for instance. More specifically, the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) system, the New York Public Library (NYPL) system, and perhaps others, provide full access to Lynda.com as well as other e-learning solutions through personal accounts by logging in with the library card number and PIN. The FLP article describing this is here: Access Lynda.com through the library digital portal with just my library card info. The NYPL article describing this is here.
The Free Library of Philadelphia databases page also lists (besides Lynda) Codeacademy, Duolingo, Khan Academy, Udacity, Mango Languages and a few others. Card holders may also borrow audio books from the library offerings. Residents of Pennsylvania can apply for a free FLP card here: https://know.freelibrary.org/MyResearch/register.