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How to Get Software

A variety of software is available at little or no cost to University students, faculty and staff. Browse the list of available software for students or software for faculty, staff, and departments.

Departments can purchase software for professional use on University computers; some software license agreements also permit home use.

Note: This type of purchase must be done through PantherExpress available at My Pitt (

Software Available at No Cost

Students can download a number of software titles at no cost including Microsoft Office, Windows, and other titles from the Software Download Service via My Pitt (

Faculty, staff, and departments can get software at no cost in a number of ways. You can download software from the Software Download Service and the SecureU SharePoint site.

Departmental Software Purchases

Departmental software purchases are only made through PantherExpress available at My Pitt ( Learn how to make departmental software purchase here.

Some departmental software titles include home use rights that allow for installation on personally-owned computers.  Please see specific product pages for details and availability.