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Access a range of free or discounted applications for your use on personal devices while you study at Notre Dame.
Click on the headings below to see what applications are available for install on your personal computer.
A suite of office productivity applications that includes Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. Students are able to access the latest version of Microsoft Office at home for university-related purposes as part of the University's Microsoft Agreement. Office install must be used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the licensing agreement.
OneDrive is the personal file storage available with Microsoft 365. OneDrive is useful for saving personal study-related files, initial document drafts, and files online.
Microsoft Teams is recommended for group-based projects, group study, clubs and associations to communicate, collaborate, meet online, assign tasks, and access to Office apps. Work on documents in real-time, use video conference and screen share to meet in one virtual location.
Zoom is a virtual meeting room (VMR) and video conferencing system ideal for online classes and meetings. Zoom accounts are provided to all current students and staff, and all you need to do is log in with your Notre Dame username and password. Zoom is our recommended tool for internal and external communication and collaboration.
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SPSS is a software package used for interactive, or batched, statistical analysis. SPSS is available on all University computers in computer labs and libraries.
SPSS is available at a discounted pricing for all enrolled students as a installation for their personal device. Contact the Institute of Research to obtain a student license for use on personal devices.
The software must be used for educational and research purposes only, not for commercial work.
EndNote is a reference management and biblography-creation software application. It allows you to store, manage, search and share your references.
All Notre Dame devices will have EndNote already installed as part of the standard operating environment. EndNote is available to download on personal computers.
RefWorks is an online bibliographic management tool that is freely available to staff and students at the University. RefWorks helps you organise the references and files you collect while doing academic research. With the software add-in Write-n-Cite, you can import references straight from your RefWorks account into your Microsoft Word document.
RefWorks for Word is available for both Mac and Windows.
Adobe Acrobat and Digital Editions is available on all University computers. Students are unable to access discounted or free licensing for Adobe suites and individual products.
License information and support
Some Notre Dame software licenses allow students to download and use software on your personal devices. ‘Home use licenses’ are available to all currently enrolled students.
- The right to use “home use licences” is only available to currently enrolled students.
- Technical support for "home use" installations on private computers is not available.
Anti-malware protection is designed to identify, block or remove threats, thus protecting computers and servers from viruses, adware, spyware and other infections. Keep your personal devices protected from unwanted threats using Sophos antivirus.