Dept of Computer Science

Technical Staff

CSSD's Faculty Computing Program

Last updated: August 1st, 2013 08:47 AM

The University of Pittsburgh's Computing Services and System Development (CSSD) department is offering free software to teaching faculty via their Faculty Computing Program!

Teaching faculty can get software such as Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, MS Office, Visual Studio, Matlab, etc. for FREE! However, there is a catch: to use this software you must have a University IP address.

This specially-modified software requires a communication with a license server every time it is run and therefore direct connection to PITTNET, either by being physically at the University's network or through a login to There is also the possibility that all the licenses for a software product might be in use and therefore users will have to wait their turn to use the software.

In short, using this software on your office computer should be easy to do. Using it outside of the University will be more difficult and, in some cases, impossible.

You can learn more about this program at and the packages offered at:

Note that all full-time faculty in the department have already been approved for this program by the department chair.

To download the software please visit