The Computer Upgrade Program (CUP) is a centrally funded program designed to upgrade the computer equipment for UT, Knoxville, faculty and staff once every four years. OIT works with Deans, Directors, and Department Heads to fulfill requests.
Eligible faculty and staff member may choose a computer from an approved list on the CUP website. This year’s standard configurations for Windows and Apple computers are high-powered machines with solid-state drives, I7 or M1 processors, and extended warranties with accident care.
Eligible faculty and staff will work with their college’s authorized purchasing agent to submit the request to the CUP Approval Committee.
Note: your Department Head will review each CUP quote and approve any amount exceeding the maximum reimbursement for the type of computer selected. The Department is responsible for any amounts exceeding the maximum reimbursement amount.