University Information Systems

The mission of University Information Systems (UIS), Harvard University’s central information technology (IT) organization, is to provide effective and efficient IT services to the University community.

Technology Services

The Technology Services group within UIS manages Lenovo, Apple, GovConnection, and Microsoft vendor partnerships and serves as facilitator, on behalf of the University, to ensure vendor compliance to contracts and timely communications about product or program changes.

Technology Services offers Apple computers at educational pricing and Microsoft and Adobe software at deep discounts for students through its online store and through telephone sales at 617-495-5450. Lenovo personal computers are available directly through Lenovo at aggressive price discounts negotiated exclusively for the Harvard community. For information on how to access the Lenovo site visit Peripherals, accessories, and other technology products are available through GovConnection, a subsidiary of PC Connection. GovConnection offers special pricing for Harvard and free ground shipping for personal purchasers. For information on how to access the GovConnection site visit

Technology Services' Computer Product and Repair Center located in the Science Center features the latest laptops and desktops from Apple and Lenovo. A selection of iPods, software and accessories are also available for purchase over-the-counter. Students, faculty, and staff can drop off Apple and Lenovo computers and HP laser printers for in-warranty or out-of-warranty service at this site. Technology Services also takes computers in for hardware repair at its main facility located at 219 Western Ave. The Computer Product & Repair Center was developed in collaboration with FAS and supplements other technology services in the building provided by FASIT.

The Computer Product and Repair Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 am–5 pm and Wednesday, 10 am–5 pm. Technology Services telephone sales is open Monday through Friday, 9 am–5 pm, and can be reached by calling 617-495-5450. The Technology Services main facility for product pick-up, returns, and repair is located at 219 Western Avenue, Allston (on the corner of No. Harvard Street and Western Avenue next to Harvard Stadium) and the hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 am–5 pm.