Personal Technology Purchases

Student Computer Recommendations

What follows are recommendations for incoming or current students looking to purchase a new computer. Each program may have unique recommendations, depending on the types of software used in those programs.

Feel free to call the Technology Information Center at 503-352-1500 or Health Professions Information Services at 503-352-7243 to consult with an IT Specialist about any technology purchase.

Computer Discount Programs

Students, faculty and staff at Pacific University are eligible to purchase computers, software and other peripherals at significant discounts for their personal use. These purchase programs are between you and the company listed without any University involvement.

  • Dell: Visit the Dell Computers Discount Portal for students, faculty and staff or call 1-866-695-8133  Member ID: US22546814
  • Apple Computers: Students, faculty and staff at Pacific University may be eligible for educational pricing.  To find out about the discounts that Apple has made available to you, please go to Apple Educational Store and go to the "Change My School" link.  Enter 97116 and click Search. Select Pacific University in the box that appears, and click continue.
  • Discounted Software: Visit the personal-purchase store for Pacific's academic software consortium at

Wireless Service Discount Programs