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Software Available for Faculty and Staff

Software is available for purchase through Central Procurement or vendor (see notes for information) or Download. See section on "How to Obtain". Software obtained through Procurement require an OIT Ticket with fund/org and name of individual with purchase approval authorization. Purchases with University funds can only be installed on University-owned computers. Software pricing request do not need fund/org information.

Software installation is identified for Rice-owned or personally-owned (personal) computers as noted. 
OIT is not responsible for installation on personal computers. 

All information is subject to change.
Applications How to Obtain   Notes
Adobe Creative Cloud
OIT TicketFor installation on University-owned computer.
Open an OIT Help Desk ticket for an Adobe account to be provisioned. 
For more information:
ArcGIS Desktop (ESRI)
OIT TicketNo purchase required. For installation on University-owned computer, 
Submit an OIT ticket if you need assistance with software installation. 
Or, you can Download the software. 
More information for accessing ArcGIS software
ArcGIS Desktop (ESRI)
(Personal computer)
DownloadNo purchase required.  For installation on personally-owned computer.
Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

Effective: February 13, 2019
 DownloadWith Azure Dev Tools for Teaching, you’ll continue to enjoy the same tools you’ve been using as part of Imagine. Plus, you’ll be able to:

·  Manage and access software through a centralized online location that eliminates the need to maintain a webstore or an internal site.

·  Provide your academic users with access to software and the Azure cloud platform through one online portal. Verified students can also get free access to Azure without a credit card, plus USD100 in credit.

·   Give your academic users one-stop access to additional training and learning materials via Microsoft Learn.

ChemDraw Professional
(Windows or Mac)
OIT TicketNo purchase required Installation on University-owned computer.

ChemDraw Professional

Version 17
Personal Use

(Windows or Mac)

New!  No purchase necessary.

With the release of version 17, our desktop product line has moved to an online fulfillment and entitlement system. All site licenses for v17 and beyond will be administered through Flexnet Operations. Users will be asked to register as a member in this new system in addition to their existing user account on our website. The new system will provide access to download the software and activation codes.
 Cisco VPN VPN Download  Rice VPN (Virtual Private Network Software Agreement and Download)

More information
EndNote for Business
(Windows or Mac)
OIT TicketPurchase required.   

Faculty & Staff. To purchase for your Rice-owned, open an OIT ticket and provide the following information:

End-users name, billing contact and departmental fund/org for purchase.

(Windows or Mac)
PurchasePurchase required.  Purchase required for personal computer. The Purchase link points to the Rice On the Hub website.  

 FileMaker Pro 17 Advanced
(Windows or Mac)

** OIT Ticket

Purchase required.

New Annual subscription purchases:  Cost is $108 per license
Renewal and Current Users: Open an OIT Ticket for consultation.  Upgrading may result in the purchase of a new license.

FileMaker Tutorials
FileMaker: Overview
FileMaker: Essentials
FileMaker: Create
FileMaker: Integration

(Windows, Linux, Mac)


No purchase required.
Register:  Use your account to register for this software.
Quick Start Guides
JMP (from SAS)
Statistical Software
(Windows or Mac)
JMP Pro 14 (Mac)
JMP Pro 10.0.2 (Win)
JMP Pro 14 (Win)

No purchase required.  Installation of personal computer.
(Note:  JMP is no longer supported on Windows 32-bit computers.)
(Windows only)
OIT TicketNo purchase required.  Installation on University-owned computer. Installation on University-owned computer by OIT support representative.
(Windows only)
No purchase required. | See Activation information sheet when you click on the Download.

LinkedIn Learning
(formerly Lynda Pro)

 OIT Ticket

Provide the following:
  • Full Name
  • NetID
  • Email
  • Fund/Org
Purchase required.  (Current Rice faculty and staff only

New Annual Subscription licenses:
Cost: $85 per license | Prorated based on date of purchase.

For the Course Catalog:  LinkedIn Learning Course Catalog:


PurchasePurchase required.  Install on University-owned computer.

Pricing from Maplesoft, contact: Oonagh Evans
800-267-6583, ext.522 | Email:
(Network license for Windows, Mac, or Linux)
OIT TicketNo purchase required. Installation on University-owned computer for faculty, staff, or graduate student by OIT.

Workstattion must have access to Rice network for license server.
Personal Use
(Windows, Mac, or Linux)
DownloadNo purchase required. Installation on personal computer.
 MATLAB (TAH)  PortalNo purchase required. 
Rice University has signed the MATLAB Total Academic Headcount (TAH) agreement with MathWorks to provide all our students, faculty, and staff with campus-wide access to MATLAB, Simulink and these companion products:

(Note: Emeritus must contact the Help Desk for additional assistance.)
MATLAB  (Current) OIT Ticket

Rice-owned computers 

If the software is already installed on your computer (network or standalone), you have the opportunity to download new products or continue with the activation of current product under the MATLAB (TAH). If you choose to install new product, activation will be prompted at the end of running the installer. 

If you assistance, please open a Help OIT Ticket.

Microsoft Office
(Windows or Mac)
OIT TicketFor Rice-owned computers only.  Submit an OIT Ticket.  Your Division Representative will install Microsoft Office 2016 on your faculty, staff, and graduate student University-owned computers.
Microsoft Office
Personal computer
(Windows or Mac)

Purchase required.  Microsoft Office can be purchased from Rice on the Hub (Discount Pricing)
  1. Sign-up for Rice on the Hub
  2. Renew your eligibility - if there are no items to purchase, you must renew your eligibility.
Microsoft Imagine Standard 
See section: Azure Dev Tools for Teaching
Office 365
Personal computer
(Windows or Mac)
No purchase required. Office 365 is available at no charge as long as you are a current Rice faculty, staff, graduate student, or student.  This application suite has limit supported by OIT.

Sign-up for Office 365
OIT TicketPurchase required. 
Pricing from Softchoice: Maureen Eggeman, Account Manager 
Email: | Phone: 312-260-9876
Purchase Purchase required.

Parallels can be purchased from Rice On the Hub by current Rice faculty, staff, graduate student, and undergraduate student.
(Windows only)
DownloadDownload directly for

OIT Ticket

No purchase required. Installation on University-owned computer for faculty, staff, or graduate student.  Faculty, staff and graduate student can open an OIT Ticket to request installation on University-owned computer by OIT Support Representative.

Scientific Workplace OIT TicketNo purchase required. Installation on University-owned computer for faculty, staff, or graduate student by OIT support representative.
SolidWorks OIT Ticket

Purchase required  

Pricing from GoEngineer, David Schaller

Phone: 877-395-2100 | Email:

SolidWorks 2019-2020
Education Edition
DownloadRestricted Use.
Rice students and educators can participate in the SolidWorks Student License Program.  
Click on Download.
Rice NetID and Password required.
SPSS OIT Ticket Network License. (Instructional Use) Installation on University-owned computer for faculty and graduate student teaching a course requiring this application.  VPN connection required for off-campus use of application.
Stata PurchasePurchase required.
Vray plug-in for Rhino Version 5/64-bit

No purchase required.
Installation instructions for Vray for Rhino.
Rice NetID and Password Login required.

WolframAlpha Pro
Personal Use
 Download No purchase required. Installation on personal computer.

* Rice On the Hub 
As an academic organization, we qualify for the software discounts offered on this WebStore. You will be required to register an account on this site with your Rice email address.

 If you do not see items to purchase, you must reset your eligibility

Don't see an application you need?   
Open an OIT Ticket to request a quote from Central Procurement.

See Also:

Keywords:Software University Owned Rice personal purchase buy free   Doc ID:68559
Owner:Diane Y.Group:Rice University
Created:2016-11-09 16:35 CDTUpdated:2019-07-08 10:41 CDT
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