Various departments at the University of Toronto provide software for students, staff, and faculty members at discounted prices or for free. This page provides links to various campus resources that may be useful in purchasing or using certain software at U of T.
Note: The Help Desk only provides limited support for certain software.
Getting Software at U of T
Microsoft Office for Personal computers (U of T students, faculty, librarians and staff)
If you are a current U of T student, or a current U of T faculty, librarian or staff member with an appointment of 20% or more, you have access to full desktop and mobile versions of Microsoft Office through your UTmail+ account. See our article about Office 365 ProPlus for full details.
Microsoft Products for U of T-owned computers
Under Microsoft 365, Microsoft Windows and Office Office is free for U of T-owned computers. More details are available on the Licensed Software Office website.
Licensed Software Office — The Licensed Software Offices distributes software, particularly to departments. They handle some of the more specialized software distributed at U of T such as SPSS, Matlab and Autodesk.
Campus Bookstore: Computer Shop — Sales of certain consumer software such as Adobe and Microsoft products are available through the Computer Shop.
UTORvpn — This website provides the free installer package to access UTORvpn, which is available to U of T faculty, staff, and graduate students.
Antivirus — The University of Toronto has antivirus software recommendations for students, faculty, and staff.