Software

Software for Personally-owned Computers

The College licenses many commercial applications, and some of these licenses allow for students, faculty, and staff to either obtain free copies of the software or to purchase personal licenses at a discount.

Audience: 
Students
Faculty
Staff
Features and Benefits: 

Microsoft

Amherst College's current Microsoft Campus License Agreement allows Amherst faculty and staff employees (not students) to purchase Microsoft Operating System Upgrades for their personal comptuers for a nominal fee. Current faculty and staff employees and students may get Office 365 ProPlus for free.

Note:
Retirees, alumni, casual or temporary employees, consultants, contractors, teaching assistants,visiting scholars and emeriti are NOT COVERED under our Microsoft Campus Agreement. Only current Amherst employees may purchase this software. When an employee leaves the College they must uninstall the software.

Who is Eligible ? Microsoft Products Available 

Amherst Employees - Faculty and Staff

Windows 8.1 Enterprise (upgrade)
Windows 7 Enterprise  (upgrade)

Amherst Employees - Faculty and Staff
and
Current full-time Amherst College Students

Office 365 ProPlus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Adobe

Amherst College's current Adobe Campus License Agreement allows Amherst faculty and staff employees to purchase an annual Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for a nominal fee. Current full-time students may purchase a monthly or annual Creative Cloud subscription with an educational discount. 

Retirees, alumni, casual or temporary employees, consultants, contractors, teaching assistants,visiting scholars and emeriti are NOT COVERED under our Adobe Campus Agreement.

Who is Eligible ? Adobe Products Available
Amherst Employees - Faculty and Staff

Adobe Creative Cloud Annual subscription

Current full-time Amherst College Students

Adobe Creative Cloud Monthly or Annual subscription with educational discount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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Software for College Computers

The Amherst College IT Department makes many software programs available to the campus community, for use while at Amherst and for use with College-owned computers. Please see the table of Available Software.

Audience: 
Students
Faculty
Staff
Getting Started: 

We have several methods of making software available to the College Community:

  • Some software is available as self-service and can be downloaded and installed from the Software network drives Winsoft (for Windows computers) or Macsoft (for Macintosh computers).
  • Some software is also OR only available on CDs.
  • Some software we provide a link for you to download it from the Internet.
  • Some software we send to you over the network using our Kace (Windows) or Casper (Macintosh) installer tools.
  • Some software you receive only via a request to Academic Technology.
Resources: 

Contact the IT Help Desk with general questions about software or to request installation.

Contact Academic Technology Services for software that requires a consultation appointment.

Additional Information: