Information Technology - Computers, Printing, & Software

Software Request Service

UW Bothell IT Software Request Service

Consultation, specification, procurement, inventory and installation of software for all UW Bothell-owned desktop and laptop workstations. This service provides software by managing all campus software licensing, including the collection of campus-wide licensed software, free and open-source software, and individually or departmentally purchased software. This service provides policies and procedures for managing license terms, security updates/patches, upgrades, maintenance, and renewals.

Obtain This Service

Submit the Software Request Form linked in the button below to utilize this service.

Request software for a university computer

Features & Options

New Software Acquisition/Renewals

This includes any software for purchase and software that is available for free as well as renewals.  The University has Privacy, SecurityAccessibility, and Procurement standards for software and platforms used for University teaching and business.  All software needs to go through a review process.

Software that collects/stores confidential and restricted data or has higher risk factors for Security and Accessibility will take longer for reviews to be completed and will also be dependent on vendor responsiveness and the availability of UW Seattle offices involved. Depending on complexity, this process generally takes 3 weeks to 3 months.

Software/Platform Consultations

UWB-IT staff are available to work with you on finding your best software/platform solution whether that is something already owned by the University or a 3rd party option.

Classroom/Individual Standard Software Installation Requests

Software that has been reviewed and is not needed for the first day of the quarter may be requested at any time. Any new software or software that has not previously been reviewed will need to go through the third-party acquisition process (choose that option below).  Please allow for the following turn-around times for all standard software installation requests:

  • Two weeks for all computer lab, computer classroom, and standard classroom (ePodium) requests
  • One week for all faculty/staff workstations

UWare Software Procurement

The UW-IT UWare service provides software that is available at either free or reduced cost.  For the purchase of reduced cost UWare software, please choose that option below.  For free UWare software, please choose Installation Option.  This software has enterprise contracts that includes Privacy, Security, & Accessibility reviews.

Other software needs

  • If you are requesting reimbursement for a software purchase, contact
  • Please note that software for the Library Information Commons is managed by Library Technology Services and may not include the same standard software. Software requests and other inquiries related to the Library Information Commons must be directed to