Project Pro and Visio Pro license bundles available from Microsoft

At the beginning of each fiscal year, Microsoft offers University of Minnesota collegiate departments and administrative units the opportunity to purchase Project Pro and Visio Pro licenses as a bundle for University-owned computere for approximately $10 per Full Time Equivalent (FTE) staff/faculty count. Through this enrollment, collegiate departments and units must cover all FTEs within a specific DeptID.  Information can be found here or here.

Renewal notices are sent yearly to all license holders to see if they want to renew, as well as to units that expressed an interest in signing up prior to the buy-in period.

For more information, or to participate in the program for the current fiscal year, people should contact [email protected], (Assignment Group T2 Software Licensing).

Below is a list of departments who are currently participating, and are covered for Visio Pro and Project Pro licenses (from June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021):


University of Minnesota Twin Cities


  • Boynton Health Admin
  • Capital Planning and Project Management (Projects)
  • Carlson School of Management
  • College of Design - IT
  • College of Education & Human Development - Admin
  • Controller's Office
  • CSE - Aerospace Engineering
  • CSE - ECE Admin
  • CSE - Mechanical Engineering
  • Humphrey Graduate School of Public Affairs - IT
  • Housing & Residential Life
  • Libraries - IT (Library Data and Technology)
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Office of Institutional Research
  • Office of Information Technology - only for DeptIDs 10060, 10065, 10066, 10068, 10073, and 10074
  • Office of Internal Audit
  • Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Undergraduate Education - Academic Support Resources ISO CTS
  • Undergraduate Education - ASR Classroom Support
  • University Dining Services - Contract Admin
  • University Health and Safety - Admin
  • University Health and Safety - Biosafety and Occupational Health
  • University Health and Safety - Building Codes
  • University Health and Safety - Dept. of Emergency Management
  • University Health and Safety - Radiation Safety
  • University Health and Safety - Research Safety
  • University of Minnesota Foundation
  • University of Duluth - UMD ITSS
  • University of Minnesota Morris - Morris IT
  • University of Minnesota Morris - Student Affairs
  • University Services - IT
  • University Services - Analysis an Cont. Improvement



If coverage for an entire department is not necessary, University departments and units can purchase individual software licenses for University-owned computers through our Microsoft Select Plus re-seller, which is CDWG via UMarket.  If people with these license need to have software installed, packaged, etc., they will need to provide proof of licensure, OIT Software Licensing does not have access to those purchase records. 

For students looking to acquire Microsoft Visio and Project, they should check out Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching.