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Site Licensed Software for Students
The Site Licensing Office maintains a number of software licenses which are available to students under various terms. These include:
- Symantec Endpoint Protection (free download)
- Microsoft Office Professional, Microsoft Windows Upgrade
- Microsoft Visual Studio (free from Microsoft Dreamspark)
- Mathematica (free download)
In addition to the site-licensed software listed here, two other venues on campus provide students access to software, either for purchase or for use on university-owned computers:
- Computers at the USITE Computing Clusters have a wide variety of high-end applications installed on them, including ArcGIS, MATLAB, SPSS, and various multimedia tools. These computers are available for use by all students.
In order to help control security threats to the university network, IT Services subsidizes a license for Symantec Endpoint Protection. You can download this at no charge from http://antivirus.uchicago.edu/.
Actively enrolled University Of Chicago students can now download Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows for free by visiting: http://softwarediscount.uchicago.edu. Sign in with your CNetID and password. Active staff and faculty can also download the software for personal use at a greatly reduced price.
IT Services is currently subsidizing a central site license for the Mathematica modeling package. Students can download this software at no charge from the Mathematica download page.
A student version of SPLUS as an add-on to our site license. This is a fully-functional version of SPLUS, though none of the additional modules are available to students. In most cases staff members from both the Social Service Administration and Math departments will provide you with further info.
Students can download a trial of the SPSS Statistics GradPack by linking here.
Students can now order Stata through this link: http://www.stata.com/order/new/edu/gradplans/campus-gradplan/
Students may obtain a full version of NVivo for Windows under our campus license. The cost is $140 per computer, with a renewal due each year in the September timeframe regardless of when you initially enroll in the program. Graduate students in the School of Social Service Administration should contact SSA IT about obtaining this software; others should see below for purchase details.
think-cell is an add-in for Microsoft Office and is used to improve creating and altering charts in high-quality business presentations. It is fully integrated into Microsoft's Excel and PowerPoint environment.
You can learn more about think-cell by viewing the overview page that includes videos explaining how different types of charts can be created with think-cell. Please also refer to the online documentation to get started with think-cell.
Paying for software
Except where noted above, payment for site licensed software can be made via Buysite, using IT Services Site Licensing as a non-catalog vendor. Unfortunately, this is the only method by which the Site Licensing Office can accept payment at present time; we cannot accept cash, checks, or credit cards. This means that students who wish to participate in for-pay licenses must ask their departments to act as go-betweens: The student pays the department, and the department issues payment to Site Licensing in the student's name. Please make sure to ask your department to include your name and email address as a "Note to Supplier" when purchasing the software.
Once the Site Licensing Office has received payment, you can arrange with us to obtain access to software installers and license information for the software you've paid for.