Before you buy any software, remember that you may be able to obtain certain commonly-used computer programs at no cost, such as antivirus programs. Some of these programs can be downloaded from the Georgetown online webstore, and others can be borrowed from the UIS Lending Library. See below for details. 

Faculty and staff making institutional purchases should review the guidelines for making institutional purchases

GU Software Webstore

Many programs are available at reduced cost or free, so make sure to check the Webstore to see what’s available to you. (When prompted, enter your NetID and password to access the webstore—you’ll need to log in to obtain software.) Click here for instructions on how to use the software webstore to purchase software

Computer Labs

Computer labs offer free use of many programs during regular lab hours. Labs are located at many locations throughout campus. 

Software at the Libraries

A range of software is available on Lauinger and Blommer Science Library computers, including general and specialized programs for all disciplines.

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is the online version of Microsoft Office. Office 365 offers access to online versions of popular Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive.

You can access the programs in Office 365 from any device anywhere with an Internet connection.

Microsoft Office 365 is free to all active Georgetown students, as well as current faculty and staff. Click here to find out how to obtain and access Microsoft 365.

Adobe Acrobat Pro

Adobe Acrobat Pro is an application that enables you to create PDF documents and fillable forms, edit PDFs, convert PDF files into Microsoft Office documents, merge PDF documents into one document, and more.

The Acrobat license is available for all staff and faculty if work and teaching responsibilities require Adobe Acrobat Pro. To get an Adobe enterprise license for Adobe Acrobat Pro, please complete the Adobe Acrobat Pro License Request Form.