Software Access from Off-Campus

How to gain access to most software applications while off-campus

Microsoft Software:

Access all your Microsoft web based products including Email and OneDrive at or review instructions to download the full Microsoft Office Applications for your personal computer at our Microsoft Office Application Download Page

Adobe Creative Cloud 

Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ apps for photography, video, design and web production. Anyone wishing to use Adobe Creative Cloud software can access it in the following locations on campus: 

  • The Innovation Center (first floor of the Rebecca Crown Library) 

  • On the six Macintosh computers in The Technology Center (Lewis Hall, Lower Level) 


Note that in order to use Creative Cloud, a user must first have an account with  
To create a free account: 

  1. Go to 

  1. Click the “Sign In”  

  1. Click “Create an Account” 

  1. Users will be asked to enter their email address, provide first and last name and to create a password. 


Students who are currently majoring in Graphic Design, Digital Cinema, or Web Design are automatically provided with a named-user Creative Cloud license. The named-user Creative Cloud license enables access to Creative Cloud software in select classrooms on campus, as well as allowing the license-holder to install and run Creative Cloud software on their personal devices. Upon enrollment in the named-user license program, students will receive a welcome message from Adobe which includes instructions for setting up their account.  

Important Note: The named-user license is connected to the student’s DU email address. For users with existing accounts that DO NOT use their DU email address, this will mean creating and using a new account that uses their DU email address for sign-in. 

More Information on Creative Cloud Named-User Licensing

Other Software:

Many other applications are available to be run remotely on Remote App. Visit and login to view and launch that software.

Program Specific Software:

Computer Science

For Computer Science, many of the Microsoft licensed products including Visual Studio are available for download and install on your personal device at the site
For Computer Science, many applications including Visual Studio can be run remotely from

Fashion lab software

For Fashion students that have been granted specific remote desktop connections to assigned classroom desktops.

Instructions for connecting from your off-campus Windows computer
Instruction for connecting from your off-campus Mac computer


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