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Software Availabililty

​​​​​​​​How do I install software if I don't have a CD/DVD drive?

Visit the Help Desk in room LL25 of the Phillips Memorial Library and we can assist with an external drive.

What software is available for students?

Microsoft Office
Full time undergraduate students can download the latest version of Office using their email account at http://portal.office.com.

SCE and graduate students can purchase the latest version of Office for $25. The software can be downloaded from http://providence.onthehub.com. Be sure to register for the site with your Providence College email address.

Microsoft Windo​ws
All students can download the latest version of Microsoft Windows for free. The software can be downloaded from http://providence.onthehub.com. Be sure to register for the site with your Providence College email address.

Other Software
Other software is available at a discount. Please visit http://providence.onthehub.com for more information. Please be aware that, while that site is branded and managed by the College, the software itself is not provided or necessarily supported by the College.

What software is available for faculty and staff?

The following is a list of the software we have available for faculty and staff. If you are interested in having it installed, please contact the Helpdesk at x4357 or by email at helpdesk@providence.edu.

Software for Windows


Microsoft Windows

Windows 7 and Windows 8 and Windows 10, 32-bit and 64-bit for all versions, are available to college-owned and personal machines. For college-owned machines, we recommend staying on the standard version as the rest of the campus; as of this writing, that is Windows 7. On-campus upgrades to different versions will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

For personal installations, the software can be downloaded from http://providence.onthehub.com at no cost. Be sure to register for the site with your Providence College email address.

Microsoft Office
Office 2016 is available for college-owned and personal computers. For personal installations, the software can be downloaded from http://portal.office.com at no cost. Contact the Helpdesk if you wish to have it installed on a college-owned computer.

Adobe Creative Cloud 2017
Includes Includes Acrobat DC, After Effects CC 2017, Audition CC 2017, Bridge CC 2017, Character Animator CC (Beta), Dreamweaver CC 2017, ExtendScript Toolkit CC, Extension Manager CC, Fireworks CS6, Flash Builder Premium, Animate CC 2017, Gaming SDK 1.4, Illustrator CC 2017, InCopy CC 2017, InDesign CC 2017, Lightroom CC 2015, Media Encoder CC 2017, Photoshop CC 2017, Prelude CC 2017, Premiere Pro CC 2017, Scout CC, and SpeedGrade CC 2015.

Available for college-owned and personal computers. If you would like it for your office computer, please contact the Help Desk. If you would like it for your personally-owned computer, it can be checked out from​ the circulation desk at Phillips Memorial Library.

Adobe Acrobat Pro
Available for college-owned and personal computers. If you would like it for your office computer, please contact the Help Desk. If you would like it for your personally-owned computer, it can be checked out from​ the circulation desk at Phillips Memorial Library.

Standard & Poor's Research Insight
Available for on-campus use only. Contact the Helpdesk to have it installed.

SAS Statistical Software
We have limited copies available for college-owned computers.

SPSS Statistical Software
Available for college-owned and personal computers. Computers connected to the campus network will be configured with a network-licensed version, and reauthorization will not be required. If installed on a laptop or home computer, the software will need an authorization code entered once per year; new codes are available in August when we renew our license. You may check disks out from the Library circulation desk to install on personal computers.

Wolfram Mathematica
For on-campus use, we have 30 concurrent-use licenses. If you would like it installed on your desktop computer, please contact the Helpdesk.

For laptops or home users, faculty and staff with a "providence.edu" email address must fill out a request for a home use license.

Home Use Request Form

Microsoft Visual Studio
Available for college-owned and personal computers.

ACL Auditing Software
Available for college-owned computers.

Sibelius

We have 30 concurrent use licenses. It can be used on any on-campus computer.

Other
Email the Help Desk at helpdesk@providence.edu for availability and pricing.

Software for macOS


macOS 10.12 Sierra​

This is available to everyone with a school-owned Mac. Your computer will need to be re-imaged in order to upgrade you to Sierra. You can request Sierra by filling out the form located at http://prov.ly/PC-OSX. Please specify what software you’d like us to install when we setup Sierra for you. Microsoft Office 2016 will be installed by default. 

Please be aware that if you currently use Parallels or VMWare Fusion, there may be special considerations for the upgrade, so please let us know if that is the case.

iLife (iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote)
These apps are now freely available from the Mac App Store.

Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor
We have limited copies of this available for school-owned Macs. Please contact the Helpdesk to request them.

Microsoft Office
Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote.

Available for college-owned and personal Macs running Yosemite or later. If you would like it for your office computer, you can install the latest apps with Self Service. If you do not currently have Yosemite or later, please request Sierra. For personal installations, the software can be downloaded from http://portal.office.com at no cost.

Parallels
We have limited copies available for school-owned Macs. Please contact the Helpdesk to request it.

Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 
Includes Acrobat DC, After Effects CC 2017, Audition CC 2017, Bridge CC 2017, Character Animator CC (Beta), Dreamweaver CC 2017, ExtendScript Toolkit CC, Extension Manager CC, Fireworks CS6, Flash Builder Premium, Animate CC 2017, Gaming SDK 1.4, Illustrator CC 2017, InCopy CC 2017, InDesign CC 2017, Lightroom CC 2015, Media Encoder CC 2017, Photoshop CC 2017, Prelude CC 2017, Premiere Pro CC 2017, Scout CC, and SpeedGrade CC 2015.

Available for college-owned and personal Macs. If you would like it for your office computer, it can be installed via Self Service. Most of the individual apps are also available via Self Service if you don’t need the entire suite. If you would like it for your personally-owned computer, it can be checked out from​ the circulation desk at Phillips Memorial Library. 

Sibelius

We have 30 concurrent-use licenses. It can be installed on any college-owned computer via Self Service. If it is installed on a laptop, it will only work on campus.

Wolfram Mathematica
For on-campus use, we have 30 concurrent-use licenses. It can be installed on any college-owned computer via Self Service.

For laptops or home users, faculty and staff with a "providence.edu" email address must fill out a request for a home use license.

Home Use Request Form


SPSS 24
Available for college-owned and personal Macs. For college-owned Macs, it can be installed via Self Service. For personally-owned computers, it can be checked out from the circulation desk at Phillips Memorial Library.

Other
Email the Help Desk at helpdesk@providence.edu for availability and pricing.