How do I get software?

There are several distribution methods for software for on- and/or off-campus use depending on licensing agreements, university affiliation, and computing platforms. Some software may be downloaded and installed, other software may only be accessed while logged on to the Northeastern University network. Please see the Software Policy for more information. (Related ITS Service Catalog items are hyperlinked below.)

  • Software Download and Install — software available for download and install for mobile (laptop), home or campus use; distribution methods include:
    • Software Downloads through the myNEU Portal
      • Students: login to myNEU, use the “Self-Service” tab, look for Software Downloads under “Study and Course Resources”
      • Faculty and Staff: login to myNEU, use the “Services and Links” tab, look for Software Downloads under “Faculty / Staff Services”
    • Direct from Vendor
      • Faculty and Staff only: currently, MATLAB (from Math Works) and Mathematica (from Wolfram Research) are available; see license access information available in myKnowledge
  • Service Desk Software Request — software licensed for local install and use on Northeastern University machines only
  • Network Access Applications — software available for use while authenticated on the Northeastern University network; distribution methods include:
    • MacApps (Server Share) — Apple users use the MacApps (PDF) key server for access to university licensed applications for Faculty, Staff and Students. See the MacApps on NUnet (PDF) user guide.
    • myApps — provides remote (off-campus) access to university licensed applications for Faculty, Staff and Students: see the myApps Information Center to learn more
    • Network Distributed Applications — provides customers with access to certain university licensed applications using University owned, centrally managed computers (in labs and classrooms, e.g.)