HSU owns campus-wide and departmental licenses to a wide range of software programs that support both staff productivity and the educational experience in labs and smart classrooms, and keep the University's computer systems functioning at a high level of efficiency and security. Additionally, certain other free or low-cost applications are recommended for specific tasks.

Who's it for?

System Configuration

Most HSU-licensed or recommended software is available for Windows and/or Mac OS X; individual requirements will vary by application.

Note that ITS does not provide technical support for site-licensed or recommended-use software. If you need help with a particular program, please contact the vendor.

Additional Information

Some software applications are licensed by an individual department and/or only installed in a particular lab. If you're interested in restricted-use software, please contact the relevant department to see if a license can be made available to you.

If you need to acquire a license for a software product not currently licensed by HSU, please consult the software acquisition guidelines.

If you wish to request that a specific application be installed in a computer lab, please complete a software request form.

Accessing This Service

Individual service pages cover the major applications licensed by HSU; check the list at the foot of this page first.

If the software you're interested in is likely to be installed in a computer lab or smart classroom, the easiest way to find it is to go to the Software List page and search for it using the search criteria at the top of the page.

You can access any approved application by following the instructions at

Using This Service

Consult the vendor's website or other users at HSU for hints and tips on using a particular software application. The Training Department runs courses on the more popular applications, like Microsoft Office; check the website for more information.


For lab software, check the Software List page.

Access HSU authorized applications by following the instructions here.

Check the list of individual service pages at the foot of this page for further information on individual applications.


Please refer to the CSU Responsible Use Policy for policies relating to software usage on campus systems.

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