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Software for 2014


Before you arrive on campus, you should acquire the current version of Microsoft Office for your computer. The current versions are:

  • For Windows - Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013, which includes Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote

  • For Apple Systems - Microsoft Office Standard for Mac 2011, which includes Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint


The most cost effective way for students to purchase Office is by buying Microsoft Office 365 University.  This package includes the latest version of Office (see below for a description).

The software retails for $79.99, and is available from a variety of vendors, including:

The Apple Store



OnTheHub (a DePauw software vendor)

Eli’s Bookstore (the DePauw bookstore in Greencastle)

We would recommend you purchase, download, and install the software before you arrive on campus.

What’s Office 365 University?

Office 365 University has the latest version of the Office applications (e.g. Word, Excel, etc.), cloud services (i.e. SkyDrive cloud storage), and Skype minutes. This is a 4-year subscription, so you will receive upgrades and new versions of Office free of charge for 4 years. Microsoft will let you know when it’s time to renew.




As a DePauw student, you are entitled to a free copy of Symantec EndPoint Protection. This is the University licensed antivirus/anti-malware software. The software and updates are free while you are a student at DePauw. Browse to Healthy Computing on the IT KnowledgeBase for step-by-step instructions on installing Symantec on your computer.

Curricular Software

Specific curricular software may be required for some classes. This software will be available as a free download or for a minimal charge at our HelpDesk office located on the lower level of the Student Union Building.

Windows on a Mac

In limited circumstances, Mac users may have to run software that is only available for the Windows operating system. If required for a class, these students will be provided a means to run this software.  (This is done by enabling the student to run Windows in a virtual environment via our network.)

Network Drives

You will need to setup your computer so you can gain access to class files shared on the network and network printers. Browse to Network on the IT KnowledgeBase for step-by-step instructions on connecting to network drives.


You will need to setup your computer to print to network printers. Browse to Printing on the IT KnowledgeBase for step-by-step instructions on how you can print to the Canon printer/copiers.

For your convenience

First-Year Student Technology Checklist is available on the IT KnowledgeBase.