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Adobe Campus Agreement: No Cost Software for Faculty & Staff

UMass Amherst faculty and eligible staff who are actively employed can obtain Adobe software at no cost for their University-owned computers. 


Licensing Updates

  • Under the renewed Adobe Campus Agreement program, Adobe Creative Cloud, the latest version of Adobe’s suite of products, will be available at no cost for University-owned computers. Previous versions of Adobe software obtained through this program will continue to work after January 31, 2014. New Adobe Campus Agreement Preview
  • Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS6) Master Collection are available to faculty, staff, and active graduate student employees for a small annual subscription fee from the Adobe Campus Agreement Web Store (NetID required). More...

Get Product Keys & Download Software

On this page you'll find information about the program and instructions on how to obtain and install the software.

About the Program

  • Software is available for download from the Adobe Campus Agreement Web site. See below for instructions. 
  • Adobe Creative Cloud software packages will be available for download in the coming months. Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS6) Web & Design Premium and Acrobat X are currently available for use on University-owned computers. 
  • Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS6) Master Collection for use on personally-owned computers are available for a small annual subscription fee from the Adobe Campus Agreement Web StoreMore...
  • Graduate student employees (e.g., teaching assistants, interns, and project assistants) who require access to Adobe software on a University-owned computer should contact their supervisor or the IT staff in their department.
  • This program does not extend to undergraduates, graduate students, or staff members who are members of the ACFSME union. 
  • To comply with the terms of our license agreement, OIT is required to keep track of how many University-owned computer the software has been installed on. If you install this software on additional computers, please go to the Adobe Campus Agreement Web site, select My Product Keys, then enter the number of new installations. 
  • To purchase other versions of Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., Production Premium) at a significant discount, use the Adobe Select Program.
  • If applicable, please consult with IT staff in your department before installing software on a work computer.
  • Your use of the software available through this program is subject to Adobe's End-User License Agreement (EULA)
    According to this agreement, you are required to remove this software from your personal computer if you leave the University and from all University-owned and personal computers if the University does not renew its agreement with Adobe at the end of the contract period.

Available Software

The version of Adobe Creative Cloud available through this program features the following products. Adobe Creative Suite 6 Web & Design Premium includes the software below. Visit the the Adobe Web site for product descriptions and system requirements.

  • Acrobat X Professional*
  • Dreamweaver CS6
  • Fireworks CS6
  • Flash CS6 Professional
  • Illustrator CS6
  • InDesign CS6
  • Photoshop CS6 Extended

*You can also request Acrobat X Professional separately. 

How to Obtain & Install Software

Step 1: Choose Adobe Software 

Go to the Adobe Campus Agreement software page and log in with your OIT Account NetID password. Check the Adobe Web site for product descriptions and system requirements before you download. Under Adobe Creative Suite Web & Design Premium or Adobe Acrobat, choose Windows or Macintosh

Step 2: Choose Type of Software

Select University-owned computer for your new installation and enter the number of computers on which you are installing software. Click Next

Step 3: Get Product Key and Download 

Before you download and install Adobe Creative Suite, please make sure your computer meets the system requirements and read the Adobe Campus Agreement Enterprise User License Agreement. Select I agree to the terms listed above... and click Get Product Key & Download. The Product Code and installation instructions will be sent to your preferred email address listed in SPIRE. 

Note: Product keys obtained after November 30, 2013 may not work. Please contact the OIT Help Center if you are having licensing problems with software downloaded from the Adobe Campus Agreement Web site. 

Step 4: Install Software 

  1. Find the .iso file on your computer, then burn the file to a writeable, dual layer DVD. See instructions for burning an .iso or .dmg file for a Windows or Macintosh computer. 
    -or-
    Use Virtual CloneDrive to mount the drive on a Windows computer. 
  2. On the DVD or virtual mount, click on the .exe (Windows) or .dmg (Macintosh) file.
  3. Follow the prompts to install the software on your computer.
  4. When prompted for the serial number, enter or copy and paste the Product Key that was sent to your preferred email address as listed in SPIRE.