Available Software Downloads (FAQ)

All students are eligible for free or reduced price software, including the latest versions of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) for Mac or Windows. Software is available beginning 30 days prior to the start of the fall semester. Faculty and staff are eligible for discounted or free software. Instructions on downloading these programs, or requesting others can be found below.


Mathematica

Mathematica is available to students and faculty (including faculty emeritus) for personally owned devices. The KB article Downloading and Installing Mathematica (How-to) provides instructions for how to request a Wolfram Activation Key and for how to download, install, and activate Mathematica.

Microsoft Office Suite

STUDENTS:
Students can download Microsoft Office software for free. This software is linked to your Drake email account, so you will be able to use it until you graduate, and then three years afterwards as long as you keep your password up to date. 

You can download the software from the myDrake campus portal at my.drake.edu.

  1. Click on the grid menu (waffle) in the upper left corner.
  2. Click the Office 365 link.
  3. On the Office 365 page, click the Install Office button and follow the on-screen instructions.

Grid menu screenshot

Install Office button

FACULTY & STAFF:
Faculty and staff may obtain and use a copy of Office for personal use on their home (non-university owned) computer. To download Microsoft Office for personal use, follow the instructions above. If you need to update the software on your Drake-owned computer, use the Company Portal (PC) or the Self Service app (Mac). Instructions on using these can be found linked at the right.

SPSS

Faculty, staff, and students have access to our campus license of SPSS. To get the installer and directions to activate you will need to submit a ticket through our Software Request Form

Faculty, staff, and students may also purchase a copy of SPSS products for personal use on non university-owned computers via drake.onthehub.com. Once you get to the site, select more software. For faculty, if you need SPSS on your Drake-owned computer, use the Company Portal (PC) or the Self Service app (Mac). Instructions on using these can be found linked at the right.

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Article ID: 28599
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