College-Provided Software

Bowdoin supports a variety of software for students, faculty and staff.

Some of this software is provided free of charge to current faculty, staff and students as allowed by our licensing agreements.

Students will receive access to most software licensed by the college on their laptops or iPads provided through the Digital Excellence Commitment.

We have more than 500 software titles in use across campus. The following is a list of the most commonly used software programs at Bowdoin. You can also see a listing of all software provided in our computer labs (MacOS and Windows Virtual Environments).

For information about Microsoft Office 365, go here: Office 365 Pro Plus Information
 
Most Bowdoin licensed software is easily accessed through Software Center and Self-Service. Please see Related Articles on this page.
 

General Software

Software title Type of license Faculty & Staff Home Use? Student Use?  
Adobe Acrobat Writer Site Yes Yes Acrobat DC Professional is now available to all faculty, full-time staff and students for campus and home computer use and for iPadOS.
Adobe Creative Suite Site Yes Yes The complete Adobe CS Suite is now available to all faculty, full-time staff and students for campus and home computer use and for iPadOS.
Apple Mac Operating System Site Yes Yes Free upgrade from Apple
Endnote Site Yes Yes Available from Self Service for MacOS. Windows users may click the link and complete the form to request download.
Hypersnap Site No No The new Snipping tool in Windows 10 may take the place of most of Hypersnap's features
Microsoft Office Site yes yes Also available: Office 365 to all current faculty, staff and students
Microsoft Windows Operating System Site yes yes* Windows 10 is provided through OnTheHub. Registration and eligibility required. You must use your Bowdoin email address to register.
Microsoft Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Site yes yes Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection is for Windows and macOS operating systems. It is included with all running versions of Windows 10 and installed automatically on all Bowdoin-issued Macs. In addition, all faculty, staff and students running Windows 10 on their personal machines have access to Defender by default.

Academic Software

Software title Type of license Faculty & Staff Home Use? Student Use?  
Chemdraw Site yes yes  
eViews concurrent use no no  
Finale concurrent use no yes  
Matlab concurrent use yes yes  
Mathematica Site yes yes  
MathType departmental yes no  
Prism Class Use yes no  
SPSS Site no yes  
Stata Concurrent use no yes  

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Article ID: 27269
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Tue 3/14/17 10:48 AM
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Windows Defender: Anti-virus has replaced Symantec Endpoint Protection as Bowdoin College's preferred anti-virus solution. It is light-weight, powerful and has all of the features you can expect in a well-rounded anti-virus application.
Self Service is an application that will allow you to install approved software on your computer without the need for Service Desk assistance.
Software Center allows for self-service software and update installation on Bowdoin-issued Windows computers.

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The College's current license agreements provide for faculty, administrative staff and students to download and install all Adobe products on Bowdoin-issued computers, personal computers or iPad OS.