Wayne State University

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Free and Discounted Software


The C&IT Help Desk provides free and discounted software to current students, faculty, and staff for academic, departmental, and personal use. This service is operated with two goals in mind:
  • To reduce the cost of desktop software that has universal interest through volume purchase agreements and site licensing
  • To promote software anti-piracy and encourage patrons to comply with licensing requirements
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Available To

Students, Faculty, Staff


Charges may or may not apply depending on product and eligibility.

Getting Started

Free and Discounted Software is available exclusively for current Wayne State University students, faculty and staff for both departmental and non-university owned (home) computers (restrictions apply). Click the link above to explore the software options.

Services Offered

The C&IT Help Desk offers a variety of widely used desktop applications for departmental and non-departmental machines.

Popular Offerings Include:
  • Microsoft Office (free for current employees and registered students at computing.wayne.edu/office)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (discounts for departmental use)
  • SPSS (free for registered students; discounts for departmental use)
  • SAS (discounts for departmental use)
  • Stata (discounts for students, faculty and staff)
  • Thomson EndNote (free to current students, faculty, staff)
  • Symantec (free for departmental use)
    • Note: Wayne State University does not offer antivirus software for personal use, but the C&IT Help Desk recommends and offers support for Microsoft Defender and Sophos. Learn more here.

    Software downloads are available online 24/7. Click here to access the online store and find free downloads.

Getting Help

Reach us via phone, email or live chat. The C&IT Help Desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Visit us in person for hands-on support. The C&IT Help Desk office is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Lower Level of the Student Center Building - 005 SCB

Note: The C&IT Help Desk is closed on University holidays.