Software Licensing & Volume Purchasing

Software for selected applications can be obtained through site licensing and volume discount agreements. Below is a list of some of the programs that are currently available. Click on the program for more information. You can contact the ITS Service Desk for more information on any of the programs listed, including any pricing that may apply.

In addition, RIT Purchasing is aware of the majority of RIT's special software agreements.

The RIT Digital Den store offers educational pricing on selected software. Please note that the prices in the Digital Den are typically for shrinkwrapped copies of software (suitable for sale to individuals), and may not reflect the full discount that RIT departments can achieve. For more information, contact the RIT Digital Den store at 475-2501.

Adobe Software Products

ITS has signed a Contractual License Program (CLP) with Adobe Systems Inc. on behalf of RIT. Adobe's CLP is a flexible licensing program that enables RIT to receive the discounts and benefits of a large-volume purchase without having to make large upfront expenditures. RIT is thus able to receive substantial discounts over and above the existing standalone educational prices provided by Adobe. Such discounts range from 25-30% off TLP (Transactional License Program) and 65% off academic boxed products. The agreement applies to both Windows and Macintosh Adobe software. For a more information about this program go here.

Apple software

RIT has had campus-wide software licensing and maintenance coverage for Mac OS operating systems for Institute-owned computers since 2002. To find out more about that coverage and how your department can participate, please see our Apple Maintenance Program for Mac OS X page.

Other Apple software can be purchased through RIT Digital Den store (recommended, especially for pricing on individual purchases) or direct from Apple through the Apple Store for Education. Either way, individual and volume purchases at educational pricing are available. Some Apple software has maintenance programs available for guaranteed upgrade coverage; for the operating systems on Institute computers, see the Apple Maintenance Program for Mac OS X page.

AutoDesk ACES Subscription Agreement

Departments can pay a low cost annual subscription fee for many AutoDesk software products, including AutoCAD. For more information contact the ITS Service Desk. Students can download 13 month versions of the software at the Autodesk Student Community. To sign up, visit


ESRI designs and develops the worlds leading geographic information system (GIS) technology. Its leading product - ArcGIS - is a powerful tool that can be used to analyze a wide variety of data against geographic information.
For more information about ESRI, refer to

MapleSoft Site License Agreement

Departments can pay a low cost annual subscription fee for access to Maple. Maple is an advanced mathematical application for use on RIT-owned faculty and staff computers. For more information please contact the School of Mathematical Sciences.


RIT has a licensing agreement with MathWorks to provide faculty and staff with access to many products in the MATLAB suite. MATLAB is one of the leading software packages for technical computing and model-based design. The software is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. RIT's contract covers a selection of Standard and Additional Toolboxes.

Faculty and staff can download the MATLAB software by following these directions. Only RIT computer accounts for faculty and staff will be able to login to access the directions. Students are not permitted to use the software on their computers under RIT's license agreement with MathWorks.

If you want to install MATLAB in an RIT computer lab, please follow these directions. Only RIT computer accounts for faculty and staff will be able to login to access the directions. Students are not permitted to use the software on their computers under RIT's license agreement with MathWorks.

Students may purchase MATLAB licenses from Mathworks for $99 for their own computers at

For more information about MathWorks, refer to

Microsoft CAMPUS Licensing Agreement

CAMPUS is a three year licensing agreement that RIT has secured with Microsoft to provide Faculty and Staff the ability to keep Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office up do date on both their work and home computers. This agreement applies only to MS Windows and MS Office. Other software, such as Microsoft Windows Server, is covered by the SELECT agreement described below.

Click here for more information about CAMPUS.

Microsoft SELECT Licensing Agreement

SELECT is a three year volume purchasing agreement that allows RIT to purchase a number of different Microsoft software titles at a substantial discount from standard retail or other special academic pricing, and also allows licenses and media to be purchased separately. NOTE: The SELECT agreeement does not allow unlimited installation or concurrent use of any software. All licenses granted under SELECTare for a specific number of installations on specific machines, and must be paid for with an RIT Purchase Order.

Click here for more information about SELECT.

Minitab Site Agreement

Several departments are sharing a campus license for Minitab to be used on RIT-owned computers. (Note: Minitab is a Windows-only application.) Minitab is also available for use by all current students  and facutly on their personal computer for academic purposes, for more information and to download the software, visits our Minitab download page (student or faculty login required).

McAfee Site Agreement

ITS provides McAfee VirusScan for Windows computers and Virex for Macintosh computers through a site licensing agreement with McAfee, Inc. To download and install VirusScan or Virex, consult the Virus Protection Software web page located under the Security & Virus Protection Service web page.


ITS maintains an annual academic subscription site license for SAS for Windows. SAS brings you a complete suite of products for data access, data management, data analysis and data presentation. The license provides the opportunity for RIT faculty, staff and registered students to subscribe to a suite of SAS products Go to for more information.

VersaCAD Site License Agreement

VersaCAD for Macintosh can be installed on faculty, staff and student Macintosh computers. For more information contact the ITS Service Desk

Wolfram Mathematica

RIT has a licensing agreement with Wolfram Research that allows faculty, staff, and students to install Mathematica on and access Mathematica from school-owned and personally-owned machines. Mathematica is one of the leading software packages for symbolic and numeric computation, dynamic visualization, 2D and 3D modeling, and presentation in the classroom and in research.  Mathematica is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms, as well as for grid computing (or HPC) environments.

Faculty and staff within participating colleges may request Mathematica to be installed on their RIT-owned computer or their personally-owned computer through their IT support.

Mathematica for RIT students can be purchased through the RIT Digital Den at Barnes & Noble @ RIT. Licenses are available for $25 per academic year. The license includes the latest version of Mathematica as well as free upgrades to new versions of Mathematica that are released during the academic year.

For more information about Mathematica, or any of Wolfram's suite of products, please refer to