Software-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University


Computing Services maintains campus licensing for a number of software products. Some software is available for download based on your affiliation (i.e. student, faculty or staff member); other software products are available in the public computing clusters or by using Virtual Andrew or Linux timeshares. Software is also licensed at a discount through the Computer Sales area of the University Store.

Students - Beginning 2 months before graduation, students may request perpetual software licenses for post-graduation use of Microsoft Windows and Office by contacting This software will not be eligible for upgrades or technical support, but may be used in perpetuity after you leave the university. 

Faculty, Staff and Students - receive an academic discount when purchasing licensed Microsoft software.

Note: DreamSpark entitlement is available while you are affiliated with the university. There are no perpetual rights after you leave.