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Software for 2018


Before you arrive on campus, you should download the current version of Microsoft Office onto 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.

Other Software


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. Review the Anitvirus section 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 the software 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 the campus 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.