Technology Discount Programs

The Division of IT and the university have negotiated technology discounts for the university community on computers, software, cellular service, and more.


Academic Computers for Terps (ACT) offers Dell and Apple laptops at special prices. Computers come equipped with on-campus support, warranties, and extended repair agreements, including free loaners during repairs. They are available at the Terrapin Technology Store ( or through online order at the ACT website.


Varied software discounts are available to university community members:

 TERPware ( is the university’s software download website, and it offers many popular products like Microsoft Office and Adobe creative software via downloads or subscriptions. University licenses make them available at no cost at the time of download.

Software Licensing ( offers a wide selection of software titles from vendors such as Apple, Adobe, and Microsoft for departmental and personal use at substantial reductions from retail.

Terrapin Technology Store

Two on-campus Terrapin Technology Store ( locations enable UMD community members to give ACT computer systems a hands-on test drive and check out the latest in iPads, iPods, Microsoft Surface tablets, and tech accessories.

Cellular Phones

University and state of Maryland contracts offer UMD community members varied discounts on cell phones ( from leading wireless vendors. Smartphones, accessories, and service are available for personal and institutional purchase.