Purchasing New Computers

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Personal Purchases


Teachers College faculty, staff and students can get discounts over the regular Dell consumer prices for personal purchases. This includes discounts on specials which are advertised on the regular Dell web site. The full Dell catalog and pricing for personal purchases can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Purchases made from the Columbia University's Faculty, Student and Staff Dell Computer Personal Purchase web page are for personal purchases only, and all service, post-sale and other issues should be addressed directly with Dell.

The Faculty, Student and Staff Dell Computer Personal Purchase website is a Dell-maintained site that has been customized by Dell for use by Columbia affiliates. Any questions regarding sales should be directed to Dell at 888-987-3355. When calling, please reference Columbia University's Member ID: US 24184416.


TC students, faculty, and staff are eligible for the Apple Education Pricing and can buying direct from Apple for delivery to your campus package address, home or other off-campus address. Individuals now receive the same, lower prices as the College/University does when buying for departments or schools.


GovConnection offers a range of computer products, including computers, printers, storage media, and software, at a discount for Teachers College staff, faculty, and students. The customized website for TC  includes contact info for our sales representative at GovConnection.

*NOTE: The Service Desk is only able to offer limited support to non-Dell or non-Apple computers. Please be aware of this when purchasing a computer through GovConnection.