Discounted Microsoft Software

Trinity College has an agreement with Microsoft that allows students, faculty and staff to purchase software at a greatly reduced price for their personally owned computers.

Faculty and staff who require any of these applications on an office computer should contact the Help Desk for installation by a technician.


What's available?

  • Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (upgrade only)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (upgrade only) 
  • Microsoft Office 2013 for Windows 
    • Access 
    • Excel 
    • Outlook 
    • PowerPoint 
    • Publisher 
    • Word
  • Microsoft Office 2010 for Windows
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Pro 2010
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2003 
  • Microsoft Office 2011 (Mac Edition) 
    • Outlook
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Word

How do I get it?

Bring your Trinity ID to the Help Desk on level B of the library to purchase a product. Each product costs $25 in Bantam Bucks. If you do not have Bantam Bucks on your ID card, you may add Bantam Bucks online with a credit or debit card at You may also put cash on your card using the Value Transfer Stations (VTS) located in Mather and on Level A of the library.

You will be given a temporary installation key that will allow you to install the product and run it up to 50 times. To get a confirmation number, which will allow you to run the software indefinitely, you will be required to register with Microsoft. Instructions on how to register permanently will appear when you launch the application installer.

Students may only purchase one copy of each product during their entire time at Trinity.

Faculty and staff may purchase one copy of each product per year.

What about upgrading my operating system?

In order to upgrade your operating system to Windows 8 Pro or Windows 7 Ultimate you MUST currently have a valid version of Windows already installed on your computer.

Before performing an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro or Windows 7 Ultimate, PLEASE review the requirements on Microsoft's web site to ensure your computer is capable of the upgrade. Microsoft also provides an Upgrade Advisor you should download and run to see if there are any issues with your computer's current configuration.

What happens when I graduate/leave Trinity?

Students graduating from Trinity can keep the software installed on their computer if our license is still in effect when they leave. At the time of graduation, the Student License will convert to a perpetual license (meaning, you own the Software) as verified in you License Confirmation. This document is proof of Software ownership.

Faculty and staff are responsible for removing all of the licensed software from their computers if they stop working at the college or if they are notified that we've discontinued this agreement with Microsoft.

What do I agree to by installing the Microsoft Software?

When purchasing products, you will be asked to confirm that you have read the Microsoft Licensing Agreement and will adhere to it's requirements.

The College's license agreement with Microsoft is subject to change, and you will be expected to comply with any such changes or to remove the software from your computer.

Requirements to Run Office



Office 2013 for Windows

  • 1 GHz processor or higher 
  • 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit) or higher
  • 3.5 GB of free hard disk space 
  • DVD drive
  • Windows 8 or Windows 7

Office 2010 for Windows

  • 1 GHz processor or higher
  • 512 MB RAM or higher 
  • 3.5 GB of free hard disk space 
  • DVD drive 
  • Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista or XP (with Service Pack 3)

Office 2011 for Mac

  • Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later
  • 1 GB of RAM recommended
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space
  • HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus)
  • DVD drive
  • 1280 x 800 or higher resolution monitor. 
Questions? Contact the Help Desk