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.

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.

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: