Software for 2017
Before you arrive on campus, you should download the current version of Microsoft Office for your computer.
As part of our contractual agreement with Microsoft, we are able to provide Microsoft Office to every student free of charge. As long as you’re a student at DePauw, you’ll be able to use this software for free.
To install your free copy of Microsoft Office
- Go to: www.office.com/getOffice365
- At the prompt, enter your DePauw email address
- Follow the instructions in the email that you receive.
If you have trouble installing Office, go to: Troubleshoot Office installation with Office 365 for business.
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 the Anitvirus section on the IT KnowledgeBase for step-by-step instructions on installing Symantec on your computer.
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.)
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.