News Updates

New Washington University Policy Guidelines for Procurement of Computers and Computer Software

The Washington University Resource Management Office and the Office of the Chief Information Officer have launched the Washington University Technology Procurement Policy. The new policy will provide a defined process for both the new and recurring procurement (through purchase or lease) of computer hardware (costing at least $150,000), software and services (costing at least $50,000) using Washington University funds or grant funds administered by Washington University. The policy will help leverage the IT investment, ensure alignment with the IT strategy and improve the quality of vendor contracts. It is an integral part of both the university’s information technology strategy and overall cost containment strategy to support the institution’s academic missions of teaching, patient care and research. Visit the Resource Management website for more on this policy (click here) .

Eduroam – WUSTLKey enabled secure network

Eduroam (education roaming) is a wireless network that provides secure, WUSTL KEY-enabled access to the WUSTL community and sponsored affiliates at participating institutions around the world. Available in more than 60 countries, Eduroam is an ideal solution WUSTL students or faculty traveling overseas and within the United States.

For more information or questions about about Eduroam visit:

Microsoft Office FREE for WUSTL students

All current students now have access to download the full Microsoft Office suite of applications for free through their Office 365 account. You can install Microsoft Office on up to 5 devices and may choose to install Windows and/or Mac OS versions.

For detailed instructions on how to download and install Microsoft Office through Office 365, please review the installation instructions for Windows or Mac OS on

NOTE: Free Microsoft Office apps installed through your Office 365 account will remain active for the duration of your time as a WUSTL student. Once you graduate or leave the University, your Office installation will need to be re-activated using a personal account or personal license key.