IT is required to enforce licensing limits for some software. We do this by using network license servers, KeyServer, software management tools, and/or hardware keys. You must use a VPN connection to the Amherst network if you want to run some licensed software while off-campus. Some software will be limited to use on college owned computers and will not be available for personally owned computers.

Methods to install software include the following:

Amherst Software Collection

Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Faculty, staff and enrolled Amherst College students have access to a suite of Adobe tools through Adobe Creative Cloud. Use this guide to get started!

Self-enroll Using the IT Website

Self-service Download for College Owned Windows Computers

  • For some software for college owned Windows computers go to Google Drive.

Software Purchased by Individual Departments

  • Software purchased by individual departments may be limited to use in certain facilities.