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Software Available for Students

Below is a list of software that current Rice students can obtain for free or purchase at a discounted rate. Installation on personally owned computers is the responsibility of the student. OIT is not responsible for installation on personal computers.

 
All information is subject to change.

List of software applications availability for students to purchase or obtain.
Applications How to Obtain   Notes

Absolute Home & Office Standard

Features: Locate/Lock/Delete/Recover

Purchase

Purchase required.

Students may purchase standard or premium for personal device to secure, locate and control missing or stolen computers. https://homeoffice.absolute.com 

Absolute Home & Office Standard
Features: Locate/Lock/Delete/Recover
Costs: $15.99/year (60% Off MSRP of $39.99)

For more information, visit the vendor website:  Absolute

Absolute Home & Office Premium

Features: Locate/Lock/Delete/Recover/Service Guarantee

Purchase 

Purchase required.

Students may purchase standard or premium for personal device to secure, locate and control missing or stolen computers. https://homeoffice.absolute.com 

Absolute Home & Office Premium
Features: Locate/Lock/Delete/Recover/Service Guarantee
Costs: $23.99/year (60% Off MSRP of $59.99)

For more information, visit the vendor website:  Absolute

Adobe Creative Cloud
Purchase Purchase required.
Students may purchase Adobe Creative Cloud from Rice On the Hub


Ansys (Free version)

Download
No purchase required. 
Credentials required to access free tutorials and training. This software has limited features.
ArcGIS Pro (ESRI) Download
No purchase required.
Installation available for personally-owned computers. The download link provides instructions for installation.
 AspenOne

 Download No purchase required.
Installation available for personal computers.
The download link provides instructions for installation.
 AutoCAD Download  No purchase required.
Free student software from Autodesk Education Community 
Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

  • Microsoft Azure for Student Starter
  • Microsoft Imagine Standard

Download  No purchase required.  
Azure software and the cloud platform are accessible via the online portal. Verified students can get free access to Azure and $100 in credit. One-stop access to additional training and learning materials via Microsoft Learn.

ChemDraw Professional 
Version 19.1
(Windows or Mac)
 Registration No purchase required.
Installation available for personal computers. 
Site licenses for version 19.1 and later are administered through Flexnet Operations. 
Cisco VPN  Download No purchase required.
Students must accept the Virtual Private Network (VPN) Agreement in order download VPN software. Visit KB for more information on VPN.
EndNote
(Windows or Mac)
Purchase Purchase required. 
Installation available for personal computers. 
Gurobi
(Windows, Linux, Mac)

Download
No purchase required.
Register with your NetID@rice.edu email for free access.

For more information: Quick Start Guides
JMP  Windows: Download
 Mac: Download
No purchase required.
Installation available for personal computers.
The download link provides instructions for installation.
LabVIEW

Windows: Download


Mac: Download

No purchase required. 
Installation available for personal computers. 
Maple Purchase Purchase required.   
Installation available for personal computers. 
Mathematica / 
WolframAlpha Pro
(Windows, Mac, or Linux)
Download No purchase required.   
Installation available for personal computers. 
MATLAB TAH Portal No purchase required.  
  • The MATLAB Total Academic Headcount (TAH) agreement with MathWorks provides current students, faculty, and staff with campus-wide access to MATLAB.
  • Click 'Portal' on the left, create a MathWorks account using your @rice.edu email account. 
Mathworks/Rice Portal offers:
  • MATLAB Online
  • MATLAB Mobile
  • MATLAB Self-pace courses

For existing MATLAB accounts from a previous institution:
  • Back-up all MATLAB files associated with your previous institution's account.
  • Contact MATLAB before you access the Rice University portal. 
Microsoft | Office 365
(Windows or Mac)
Office 365 Login

OIT Ticket
Current Rice students only (Visiting studetnts are not assigned a Microsoft 365 license.)
  • Point your browser to: http://portal.office.com
  • Login with NetID@rice.edu and NetID password
For more information: Getting Started with Office 365
Microsoft Windows (10/11) Education
Download

No purchase required. 
Students may obtain Windows at no cost from Rice On the Hub.

Palisade DecisionTools
 OIT Ticket
Installation available for personal computers by request only.

***Note: Jones Graduate School of Business must submit a request to jgshelp@rice.edu to obtain software.***
Parallels  Purchase Purchase required. 
Parallels can be purchased from Rice On the Hub.
Putty
(Windows only)
Download No purchase required. 
R Studio Desktop  Download No purchase required for R Studio Open Source Version 
Rhino  No purchase required for 90-day evaluation versions.
Saving and plug-ins will not work after 90 days unless you purchase.
Rice On the Hub
 Webstore Discounts are available on academic software purchased through Rice On the Hub by registering an account with your Rice email address. If you do not see items to purchase, you must reset your eligibility.
SAS Download No purchase required. 
Register with your NetID@rice.edu account to access the software.
Visit the SAS Academic Hub for information on free e-learning and teaching materials.

SolidWorks 2022-2023
Student Premium Edition 
       OIT Ticket
       Download

No purchase required. Not intended for research purposes.
Rice students and educators can participate in the SolidWorks Student License Program by registering with your Rice NetID and password.

  • Open an OIT ticket first to receive licensing information.
  • Do not start download without licensing information.
  • Check system requirements 
https://www.solidworks.com/support/system-requirements
ssh/sftp
(Windows only)
Download No purchase required. 
Rice NetID and password are required to download. 
For more information: Obtain and install ssh for Windows.
Stata  Purchase Purchase required.
For more information: Stata Campus GradPlan pricing
 TK Solver 6 Academic  Purchase Purchase required.
Special offer - $10 for one year license for ME Design Tool students.  This license can be renewed on a yearly basis for $10 each year until graduation.

Contact Kari Johnson: 815-963-2220 or email:  kari.johnson@uts.com to place the order for the TK Solver 6 Academic software. Once the order has been placed Kari will provide instructions on how to download the software and how to get a license.

Students who have already purchased the academic license for $69,  UTS will refund the difference of $59 and provide you with a new license.

V-ray 


Download No purchase required.   
This will download a 30-day trial version.
V-ray Plug-in for Rhino  Version 5/32-bit
Download


Version 5/64-bit
No purchase required.   
For more information: V-Ray for Rhino 6 3.60.03.
WolframAlpha Pro  Download No purchase required.   
Installation available on personal computers.
 Xming X for Windows  Download No purchase required.   
Installation available on personal computers. 
Zoom Video Communication
No purchase required. 
All students have Zoom License accounts (formerly call Pro accounts).

Getting Started with Zoom

Zoom for Rice Students
Using Zoom in Canvas

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