Departmental Software Purchases

Departments may purchase software from Wisconsin Integrated Software Catalog (WISC) or other vendors under the terms established and enforced by Purchasing and Procurement Management. License adherence and maintenance renewals remain the responsibility of the purchasing department.


Personal Software Purchases for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff Faculty and academic staff members actively under contract and currently in the payroll system are eligible to purchase Microsoft Office products via the Microsoft Office Home Use Program (HUP) and additional titles from the Wisconsin Integrated Software Catalog (WISC) site. Adjunct instructors whose payments are made to a corporation or other business entity are not eligible for purchase from WISC. Future and past contracts do not qualify a faculty or academic staff member for WISC purchases.

Personal Software Purchases for Students

UW-Stout undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled for the current semester are eligible to buy software from the Wisconsin Integrated Software Catalog WISC site for installation on personal computers. Enrollment in previous or future semesters does not qualify for WISC purchases. Eligibility begins the first day of the enrolled semester and ends on the final day. Enrollment for previous or upcoming semesters does not qualify for purchasing from the WISC site. In-progress (IP) credits do not qualify a student for WISC purchases. Please see the WISC site for licensing details for each available product. eStout (Laptop) Students eStout students can find more information about available software on our eStout pages.

Many software applications are available for installation on all UW-Stout-owned computers. The current version of Microsoft Office is installed by default. Also available are many Keyserved titles. UW-Stout takes advantage of concurrent licensing for many software titles using a product call Keyserver. Concurrent licensing allows users to share a fixed number of software licenses. Under this type of licensing arrangement, software can be installed on any number of computers, provided that the actual usage of an application does not exceed the number of licenses owned. Eligible software titles require either an on-campus network connection or a VPN-connection from off-campus.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Some services when used away from the campus network require an active internet connection and a VPN connection to UW-Stout. KeyServer applications, software tutorials and mapped network drives all require that the user first connect via VPN.
How to install VPN


Software Training


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