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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.

Applications How to Obtain   Notes
Adobe Creative Cloud
PurchasePurchase required.
Students may purchase Adobe Creative Cloud from Rice OntheHub


Ansys (Free version)

Download
No purchase required. 
Click here for credentials required to access free tutorials and training. This software has limited features.
Ansys
 DownloadNo purchase required.
Installation available for personal computers. The download link provides instructions for installation.
ArcGIS Desktop (ESRI)
Download
No purchase required.
Installation available for personal computers. The download link provides instructions for installation.
 AspenOne

 DownloadNo purchase required.
Installation available for personal computers.
The download link provides instructions for installation.
 AutoCADDownload 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)
 RegistrationNo purchase required.
Installation available for personal computers. 
Site licenses for version 19.1 and later are administered through Flexnet Operations. 
Cisco VPN DownloadNo 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)
PurchasePurchase required. 
Installation available for personal computers. 
Gurobi
(Windows, Linux, Mac)

Download

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

Mac, Win, Linux
No purchase required. 
Installation available for personal computers. 

Maple
Purchase
Purchase required.   
Installation available for personal computers. 
Mathematica / 
WolframAlpha Pro
(Windows, Mac, or Linux)
DownloadNo 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. 

Visit the Mathworks/Rice Portal for:
  • 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 with accounts prior to August 17th.
After August 17th - need Office 365 (click on OIT Ticket)
  • Point your browser to: http://portal.office.com
  • Login with netid@rice.edu and netid password
For more information: https://kb.rice.edu/104998
Palisades

 DownloadNo purchase required. 

Before you install - Review  Step 1: ReadMe document for instructions

Parallels
PurchasePurchase required. 
Parallels can be purchased from Rice On the Hub.
Putty
(Windows only)
DownloadNo purchase required. 
R Studio Desktop DownloadNo 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
 WebstoreDiscounts 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 2020-2021
Student Standard Edition  
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.

SolidWorks 2020-2021
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.
SPSS


Download-Mac
Download-Windows
No purchase required.
Rice NetID and password required to download.
ssh/sftp
(Windows only)
DownloadNo purchase required. 
Rice NetID and password are required to download. 
For more information, visit: "How to obtain and install ssh for Windows."
Stata  PurchasePurchase required.
Stata Campus GradPlan pricing is available here
V-ray 


DownloadNo 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.   
Learn more here: "V-Ray for Rhino 6 3.60.03."
WolframAlpha Pro DownloadNo purchase required.   
Installation available on personal computers.
 Xming X for Windows DownloadNo 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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