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College-Provided Software

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

Click here for self-service downloads of Home and Student Use licenses.

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

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 Mac and PC labs. Nearly all Mac labs are dual-boot which means that they run software found on both pages!

 

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For information about Microsoft Office 2016 and Office 365, go here: Office 2016 Information
 

General Software

Software title Type of license Faculty & Staff Home Use? Student Personal Computer Use?  
Adobe Acrobat Writer Site Yes no Acrobat DC Professional is now available to all faculty and staff for campus and home use.
Adobe Creative Suite Site Yes no The complete Adobe CS Suite is now available to all faculty and staff for campus and home use.
Apple Mac Operating System Site Yes Yes Free upgrade from Apple
Endnote Site Yes Yes Also available from Managed Software Center
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 available for a limited time as a free upgrade from Microsoft.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Site yes yes  

Academic Software

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

 *We do not offer the Windows operating system to be used for Apple Bootcamp installations as our licensing does not allow it.

Information Technology recommends that all students stay up-to-date and current with all operating system upates, security patches and application updates. Many of these are available through specific OS and application update engines. (Ex: Apple updates come through the Mac App store, Windows updates come through the Windows Update application). Many apps also have their own update technologies such as Microsoft Office.

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Article ID: 27269
Created
Tue 3/14/17 10:48 AM
Modified
Mon 8/14/17 9:57 AM