SITS Home at The University of West Georgia

Log On

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Campus Agreement Subscription?

Campus Agreement Subscription from Microsoft is a licensing program specially created to address the unique needs of higher education institutions. Campus Agreement lets you bring your campus technology up to speed without breaking your budget. It is a simple, easy way to make needed software available to faculty, staff and students.

Can you explain how the program works?

With Campus Agreement - Student Option, UWG can license students for use of a selection of products on their personally owned computers. At the end of the agreement, UWG can renew the license agreement, cancel out of the annual subscription model through the Buy-out Option or require removal of the software from student machines.

What products are available in the current Campus Agreement Subscription for UWG Students?

Campus Agreement allows you to choose any of the products listed here.

Is there an easy way to determine if my PC can handle the Windows 7 Upgrade?

Microsoft currently has a small application to help you determine if your XP/Vista system is ready for Windows 7. For more information and to download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, visit Also, you may refer to the Windows 7 FAQ Sheet by clicking here or it can be obtained by stopping by the Student Information Technology Services (SITS) office in Cobb Hall, room 122.


Is there an easy way to determine if my PC can handle the Windows 8 Upgrade?

Microsoft currently has a small application to help you determine if your PC can run Windows 8. For more information and to download Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor, visit . In addition, to determine if your XP/Vista, or Windows 7 system is ready for Windows 8 you may click here.



Can I Get More Than One Software Product?

You may obtain one of each TYPE of software. For example, you may obtain an operating system and an office suite, if offered. Also, you will be able to download Microsoft Office 2010 for PC and then Microsoft Office 2013 when it becomes available-as an upgrade. You may NOT however, obtain two versions of the same type. For example, you may not obtain BOTH Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus and Microsoft Office for Mac Standard 2011.

How long is the subscription term?

The standard term is 12 months.

How does Student Option work?

Institutions that subscribe to Campus Agreement may also choose to license their students. With this option, students are licensed to use a selection of products on a personally-owned computer or an institution-owned computer designated for an individual student's exclusive use (i.e. a laptop checked out to a student for the school year.)

What does the Campus Agreement cost for students?

Currently all associated costs are covered by your Technology Fees.

What happens when students graduate? Can they legally keep the software on their personal machines?

Yes. As long as UWG has an active Campus Agreement with Student Option in place, students will legally own the software when they graduate. With the exception of graduating students covered under an active Campus Agreement, student licenses expire at the end of the subscription term. Campus Agreement software MUST be removed at the end of the subscription term if the Campus Agreement is not renewed.

Example: A university Campus Agreement begins on July 30, 2010. In May 2011, one hundred students graduate. These students are legally licensed to keep the software on their personal machines when they graduate. If the university decides not to renew its Campus Agreement Student Option on July 30, 2011, all remaining students must remove the software from their machines. If the university has not renewed the Agreement and students graduate after July 30, 2011, they do not legally own the software license(s) and must remove it from their machines.

Can I use this agreement to install Windows on a machine that does not currently have an operating system?

No. You must have a fully licensed version of Windows already installed on the machine in order to install the upgrade licensed through Campus Agreement. The operating system offered is an upgrade, not a new installation.

Is technical support included with Campus Agreement?

Your Campus Agreement does not include technical support from Microsoft. However, Student Information Technology Services (SITS) does provide basic technical assistance to all UWG students.