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Microsoft for Individuals

Find out about Microsoft software available for individuals.

Available to: Faculty, Staff, and Students

Platforms: Macintosh and Windows


Microsoft offers discounts on software for personal and educational use by faculty and staff of institutions of higher education and discounted or free software for students.

Ordering

Click the appropriate option for your needs for pricing, ordering, and license information.

Office 365

Available to: Faculty*, Staff*, and Students

Platforms: Macintosh and Windows


UC San Diego students and faculty/staff in departments participating in the Microsoft Consolidated Campus Agreement are eligible to receive Office applications and other productivity software. Students must obtain UCSD affiliation through a UCSD email address.

The Office 365 suite includes access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Outlook, Skype for Business, InfoPath, and OneDrive for Business.

You are able to install the software in up to 5 computers, 5 tablets, and 5 phones (including personal and work machines).

Pricing

This product is already included with the enrolled department's MCCA order.

Ordering

No ordering is necessary if you are part of an enrolled MCCA department. Please note: accounts need to have the @ucsd.edu and not @eng.ucsd.edu or any other extension as this will cause issues with the installation/activation of the software.

Students

Download Microsoft Office 365 and enter your UC San Diego information.

Faculty and Staff

Contact your department computer support team to see whether you qualify and for installation assistance. Contact Campus Software Distribution with questions.

Non-participating Faculty and Staff 

You should still be able to use the online versions of Office 365 by logging into https://office.com using your UCSD email and password.

Azure for Students

Available to: Students

Platforms: Macintosh and Windows


Azure for Students is a Microsoft program that supports technical education by providing no-cost access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching, and research purposes, providing professional-level software and tools for educational institution use in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Design) and VIDA (Visualization, Illustration, Design, and Art) courses.

Pricing

Students may download 12-month software licenses at no charge.  Students must obtain UCSD affiliation through a UCSD email address.  UCSD Extension students are ineligible from participating in the Azure for Students program.

Ordering

Students are able to download software by setting up an account at: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/students/ .  

License

Students must be registered in at least one course offered by a participating STEM or VIDA department, and an administrator must create an account on Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Select Individual Licenses

Available to: Faculty and Staff

Platforms: Macintosh and Windows


Select licenses are available for individual university-owned computers through Oracle's SHI Punchout. Licenses for windows upgrades will upgrade an existing OEM windows or Mac OS license only.

Pricing and Ordering

  1. Contact SHI (UCSystems@shi.com) for a quote for the products you are looking for. 
  2. Go to Oracle Financial System > Purchase Requisition> All Punchouts > SHI 
  3. Under My Accounts select View Quotes
  4. Enter the quote number and email from the quote provided
  5. Click your cart to complete the check out and return to the Oracle Financial System
  6. Fill out the details for the Requisition and submit.
For all Software Licensing questions please go to ITS Service Desk.