University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

CAS Computer Replacement Program FY 2015

Determining Eligibility

Are you eligible for CRP funding?

Employees are eligible for College of Arts and Sciences Computer Replacement Funding if they meet the following criteria:

  • The majority of their work hours are spent within the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • They have a UVM FTE of .75 or greater for at least 9 months.
  • The majority of their salary is paid out of the General Fund.
  • The body of work being performed requires a computer.
  • In the case of faculty, their rank is Senior Lecturer or higher.

Please note that if you are not eligible for replacement program funding (e.g you are a Lecturer), CAS Computing can provide you with a functional, but repurposed, computer.

Is your computer eligible for replacement this year?

You should get an email from CAS Computing Services informing you that you are eligible. If you did not, you probably are not eligible for replacement. However, if you'd like to check, use the information below.

Your computer is eligible for replacement if it was delivered to you prior to September 1, 2012. As a general rule,the machines we were buying at that point were the following:

  • Dell Optiplex 790D
  • Dell Latitude E6510
  • iMac 21.5" Mid 201
  • Macbook Pro 13" Late 2011

If your computer matches one of the above configurations (or is older), and was new when it came to you, it is probably eligible for replacement.

We cannot process your request unless we have the serial number or service tag of your current machine. Below are instructions regarding locating your Service Tag or Serial Number..

For Dell Computers

The service tag is located on a white tag with a barcode somewhere on the "computer" part of your machine, not on the monitor.. It will be an alphanumeric of at least six places or more. On Dell Optiplex (desktop) computers, the service tag is on either a white tag in black lettering or a black tag with silver lettering, and is found on the back or side of the computer CPU itself. On Dell Latitude (laptop) computers, the service tag is on the bottom, black lettering on a white sticker. These stickers do sometimes fall off. If that is the case with your computer, just note as much in your request to your Chair.

For Apple computers

Start the "System Profiler" Utility found under Macintosh HD | Applications | Utilities. Depending on which version of MacOS X you are running, the System Profiler may also be found under Apple Menu | About This Mac. The serial number is listed under "Hardware Overview". Apple's serial numbers are otherwise written in tiny letters on the bottom of the "foot" of the iMac or inside the battery compartment of Macbook and Macbook Pro laptops. It's far easier to locate and read the serial number via System Profiler. You can even copy and paste the number out of the report window.


Last modified November 03 2015 04:46 PM