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Autodesk, Adobe, and Microsoft Office Discounts Available for Current Students

There are some significant Adobe mandated licensing changes that have been implemented. 

The new licensing agreement allows us to use “shared device licenses” for most of our labs, and “named user licenses” for all of our faculty and staff workstations.

We will have to enroll all faculty, all staff and all students as “Named Users” so that they can a) use a lab machine; and b) in the case of faculty/staff, get work-at home rights.

“Enrolling” all faculty, all staff and all students as named users means that they will all be set up with Creative Cloud accounts for “Spark” – a free tracking token that is a component of CC.

When one of these “Named Users” sits down at a “Shared Device” and starts up any Creative Cloud component, they will be prompted with an Adobe ID sign on screen first.  They should enter followed by email password.  Then they are taken to a second Purchase specific login screen where they will need to login a second time (firstname.lastname only) followed by email credentials. 

Once logged in to a machine to use Adobe products, the user will be prompted every 90 minutes to login again.  Adobe is aware of the issue and working on a fix.  

This new agreement the campus has signed onto allows for 50% CC licenses, and 50% Acrobat licenses.  Half of our total computers will be covered for the full CC suite, and the other half will have Adobe Acrobat.  This should allow us to cover all of our 662 machines in computer labs, and another 89 “Smart Classrooms.”  While there are seats for faculty/staff computers, there is not enough to cover all.

Work at home rights are still available but there is only a limited number of seats and will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Please view our Adobe Access page for more information.


Free Antivirus Programs for Personal Machines

CTS suggests Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows.

CTS suggests ClamXav for Mac.


Please be advised that Adobe temporary access has been discontinued as of July 6, 2020 for students.

Student Options are as follows:

1. Purchase your own license. You can buy one through E-Academy. Current students are eligible to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud at a rate of $19.99 a month.

2. Request a loaner machine from CTS as we could install a shared device license on it since it is College owned. Submit a CTS work request. 

3. Use an open source alternative. Some can be found at: Alternative Adobe Products

4.  Use Adobe in an on-campus computer lab. If you are on campus or within commuting distance, Adobe remains available on all computer lab machines. The open labs are CMFT 3033, CMFT 3031, NS 1063, and NS 1013. Please see the computer labs page for hours and a full list of software.  

Current students are eligible to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud at a rate of $19.99 a month.  Purchases can be made through E-Academy.

Microsoft Operating Systems can also be purchased through E-Academy.

Students can now obtain a free copy of Autodesk software.


SPSS, Mathematica, Logic, Software is available for remote instruction.

Please contact CTS via Work Request for more information.


Adobe and Microsoft Campus Agreement for Software- Students, Faculty, and Staff

Purchase College maintains a Campus Agreement with Microsoft that entitles the College to use certain Microsoft products across the campus on institutionally owned computers. The Campus Agreement is a license subscription service purchased annually for certain Microsoft software used by faculty and staff across campus on institutionally owned computers. Under the agreement the College can install Microsoft Office and upgrade Windows operating system.  These applications come pre-installed on any new computers setup and delivered by the CTS Helpdesk and can be installed onto any College owned computers by request. 


Home Computer License Rights for Faculty and Staff
Under this agreement, College employees are entitled to install this same software onto their personally owned computers at home provided they use this software in the performance of their job.  Microsoft software can be installed from special installation media obtained from the College’s vendor E-Academy (also called OntheHub).  The cost of the license for this software is already covered under the Campus Agreement and a nominal fee will be charged by the vendor to cover the cost of supplying the media. Note: this offer contains Office 2019/Office 2021 products and Windows operating systems.

Please visit the Microsoft Support page for information regarding these software titles and their minimum system requirements.


Office 365 for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Students, faculty and staff can obtain a free copy of Microsoft Office 365. You would enter and then choose school account, then enter email password and Duo authentication.

It includes Outlook, Word, Access, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint.

Please see the minimum system requirements.


Obtaining Installation Media for Your Home Computer

Faculty and staff can purchase media under the Campus Agreement for home computer use by visiting the website for E-Academy. The media is available in either electronic download or DVD format. 

Note: This software is made available to you because Purchase College has purchased license coverage for the software through its Microsoft Campus Agreement. Purchase College is offering the right for you to use the software for business related purposes at home under its Microsoft Campus Subscription Enrollment. You are not licensed to use the software at home for personal purposes. You do not own the license or the CDs, rather you are authorized to use the software and associated media pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Microsoft Campus Agreement during the licensed period. You will be required to remove the software from your home machine immediately upon expiration of the licensed period or earlier if your employment by Purchase College ends.

Discounts on HP Personal Purchases for Faculty and Staff:

Once you go to the HP Discount page, you just need to create an account.  You have to use your Purchase email for the email address (the .edu address tells them you work for the College, and are eligible for the discount) but the password does not have to be the same as your email password.

If you are using the online checkout, use company code: EP17422.  HP Customer service phone number is 888-999-4747.

Discounts on Apple Personal Purchases for Faculty and Staff:

Faculty/Staff and Students can all receive a education discount on their Apple hardware purchases. The discount is not a certain percentage, but different dollar amounts based on the system. So the discount scan range from $20-$100 or more.

Please go to this Apple link to place an order.  Search for Purchase College by zip code 10577.

Discounts on Apple Personal Purchases for Students:

Please visit the Apple website.

Discounts on HP Personal Purchases for Students:

Please visit the HP website.