Patriot Tech is the university's retail computer store and is a good source for academic pricing on computers, printers, software, and a variety of accessories. They are managed by Barnes and Noble and are located on the Fairfax campus on the first floor of the Johnson Center. For the most up-to-date pricing, give them a call at 703-993-4100 or send an email to

Students who are currently enrolled have free access to Microsoft Office through MasonLive. Students may download the software from MasonLive on up to to five computers and five mobile devices.


The university provides faculty and staff with free licenses to a variety of Microsoft products and to Adobe Acrobat Professional for use on Mason-owned computers. Full-time law faculty who are interested in making a computer or software purchase from their professional development account should contact Deborah Keene at

Free Anti-Virus Software

The University provides all currently enrolled students with a free copy of Symantec (Norton) AntiVirus Software. To download, go to Faculty and staff may download Norton on GMU-owned computers only. You will be prompted to enter your GMU e-mail login and password.

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