What software is available to Faculty, Staff, and Students for Free or at an Educational Discount?

Bates provides access to well over a hundred different software applications in support of teaching, learning, research, and the administration of the college. While our licenses for most applications are limited to use on Bates-owned machines, a few licenses allow installation on personal machines for faculty, staff, and students.

Free Software:
The following is a list of software that is available to members of the Bates College Community at no cost:

Educationally Discounted Software:
OnTheHub provides Bates College students a selected number of software titles at significant discounts. Please visit: https://bates.onthehub.com/ for additional information. 

Any licensed application not listed is limited to use on Bates-owned machines. Access from off-campus on Bates-owned machines requires the Bates VPN software – contact the Help Desk for installation. VPN software is limited to use on Bates-owned machines for faculty and staff only. 

Remember that most of our licenses expire on or around July 1. While most licenses renew automatically, some require a bit of intervention. Contact the IT Help Desk should this prove to be the case.               




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