Software for Students

Colgate offers several software options for students at Colgate, whether in public labs or for free download and install on your personally owned equipment.

Available Software for Students

Remote Access to Computer Lab Software

AWS Appstream 2.0 is the recommended method for access to Colgate licensed windows software such as Matlab, R, Maple, Stata, SPSS, ArcGIS, and the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. Appstream can also be used as a virtual Desktop, with all of the same look and functionality of a computer lab desktop.

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Academic & Productivity Software 

Description:  Install Microsoft Office pro apps on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device, or go online for cloud versions of the Microsoft Office suite to create, share, and collaborate. 

Availability:  Available to students, faculty, and staff with an active Colgate network account.

How to Install:  To install on a desktop or laptop, begin here.  For mobile devices, download individual apps from the App or Play store and log into each app with your Colgate credentials.

Description:  MATLAB is a programming platform designed specifically for engineers and scientists. The heart of MATLAB is the MATLAB language, a matrix-based language allowing the most natural expression of computational mathematics.

Availability:  Available to students, faculty, and staff with an active Colgate network account.

How to Install:  Visit MATLAB online to create an account.  Then obtain the license code and quick start guides by visiting this page.  

Description:  Mathematica is a development platform fully integrating computation into complete workflows, moving you seamlessly from initial ideas to deployed individual or enterprise solutions.

Availability:  Available to students, faculty, and staff with an active Colgate network account.

How to Install:  Contact the ITS Service Desk.

Description:  SPSS Statistics is a software package used for interactive, or batched, statistical analysis.   

Availability:  Available to students for the duration of the Fall 2020 semester.

How to Install:  Begin by downloading and installing the Mac or Windows or Linux package onto your computer.  You will need this authorization code. 

Description:  Stata is a complete, integrated software package that provides all your data science needs—data manipulation, visualization, statistics, and reproducible reporting.

Availability:  Available to students, faculty, and staff with an active Colgate network account.

How to Install:  Start here to obtain the license code, and complete instructions.  Finish up by downloading and installing the Mac or Windows or Linux package onto your computer.

Library Software

Description:  Flipster is a digital magazine solution that makes it easy for you to read your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device.

Availability:  Available to students, faculty, and staff with an active Colgate network account.

How to Install:  No installation is needed if using a desktop web browser.  To use on a mobile device, you can download the app.  See complete instructions and details on installing the app our Flipster page.

Description:  Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.  Zotero automatically senses research on the web and organizes your research and helps you cite instantly by creating references and bibliographies inside Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs.

Availability:  Available to students, faculty, and staff with an active Colgate network account.

How to Install:  Visit the library's Zotero page to review their installation guide and support information.

Available Software in Public Computer Labs

Our public computer labs offer software for productivity and creative manipulation.  See our public labs page for a complete list of software.

Ask for Help

If you are unable to find the information you need in the documentation available online, the ITS Service Desk is available to assist.

Walk-in service is by appointment only.

Due to high volume, our ticket tracking service is the only way to ensure we respond in a timely manner to your questions. Thank you for your patience.