Eastern Michigan University

Purchasing a Computer

Departmental computers or peripherals

Departments may use an online purchase requisition to purchase standard model computers outside of the Computer Refresh Program (CRP). Non-standard computer models must be pre-approved by the Director of User Services, please contact Andrea Tanner via email at atanner1@emich.edu for additional information. Departments may also purchase computer peripherals (docking station, RAM, keyboard, hard drive, monitor) with a university PCard.

Personal computers may also be purchased at an academic discount (see below)

Note: Computers, laptops, and tablets cannot be purchased with the university Pcard (credit card). For more information, please contact Purchasing at 734-487-1200.

To  purchase computers or peripherals, departments must:

  1. create an account with Dell or Apple, (if one does not already exist)
  2. create and submit a Dell quote, or Apple proposal
  3. create an online purchase requisition
  4. provide EMU's Purchasing Department with a copy of the quote and online purchase requisition

Dell Quote

Apple Proposal

Note: Questions about generating a quote or proposal should be directed to the I.T. Help Desk at 734.487.2120. For questions related to creating an online requisition, contact the Purchasing department at 734.487.1200.

Personal use computers

Personal computers may also be purchased at an academic discount:


Division of Information Technology

118 Pray Harrold

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Phone: 734.487.3141

Fax: 734.481.9290