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Apple at EIU

Eastern Illinois University supports the use of Apple technology and recommends the Mac for academic and college life.

Save with Apple Education Prices

Eastern Illinois University students, parents purchasing on their behalf, faculty and staff can save on any new Mac computer by purchasing at the EIU Apple Store for Education.  With your purchase we will install the needed software to connect to EIU wifi, and also install Microsoft Office for you.  All at no additional charge.

The EIU Union Bookstore is an Apple Authorized Campus Store, and has many Apple products for you as well as information about service and support available on campus.

Mac for college

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Built on the world's most advanced operating system, the Mac is incredibly powerful and easy to use. And, no matter what your major, it's great for school because you get a smart design that's durable for your college lifestyle, and friendly to the environment. Mac ships with OS Mojave, providing built-in defense against PC viruses, and also includes iLife, for having fun with photos, music, movies, and more. It's compatible with Microsoft Office programs and also offers the ability to run Windows.

Have a few questions about what Mac works for you or your major? Click on the links on the bottom of the page to view our recommendations.


iOS devices for college

Eastern Illinois University also supports the use of iPad and iPod touch. Both products are available for purchase at the EIU Union Bookstore, as well as the online Apple Store.

Support at EIU

Apple gives you 30 days of complimentary telephone support and a year of repair coverage for hardware. You can extend your coverage with the Apple Care Protection Plan. For hands-on help, visit the EIU Union Bookstore or head to

Union Tech Zone is the place for students to go with personal technology needs at Eastern Illinois University.

Located in the University Union Bookstore, we have a dedicated staff here to provide the technology resources and services you'll need throughout your academic career at Eastern.

Union Tech Zone provides a walk-up help desk environment for technology related questions and solving any personal computer issues. We are also an Apple authorized repair center and also repair Dell, HP, and others.

We perform all warranty work for Apple Products and Non-Warranty work for HP, Dell, and more.

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