Software-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Software

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 software@andrew.cmu.edu. 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.