Microsoft Campus License Agreement

Columbia University maintains a license agreement with Microsoft Corp. to distribute several Microsoft products and product upgrades to specific campus groups and organizations. These products can be installed on all systems used for your Columbia-related work.

If you need help with this software after installing it on a home computer, please obtain support from a third-party service provider in your local area.

Microsoft Product Access Eligibility

A University affiliate's ability to successfully download Microsoft products is determined by how your school or organization chose to participate in the University's contract with Microsoft. For example, many schools opted not to include students or Student Officers (TA's) under the agreement. Some organizations opted not to participate at all.

University Affiliates NOT Covered

UNDERGRADUATES: Undergraduate students are NOT covered under the Microsoft Campus License Agreement, and cannot download Microsoft products.

GRADUATES: Graduate and professional school students are NOT covered, with the exceptions of Business School and CUMC students.

ALUMNI: Alumni - including recent graduates - are NOT covered, even if they previously were.

EMPLOYEES: Casuals, consultants, contractors and temporary staff are not covered.

FACULTY/INSTRUCTORS: Student officers, TA's and visiting scholars are NOT covered.

RETIREES: This service is not available to either Faculty or Staff retirees.


University Affiliates Covered

GRADUATES: Columbia Business School, SIPA and Columbia University Medical Center students only

EMPLOYEES: University administrative staff (Officers and Support Staff), Libraries only

FACULTY/INSTRUCTORS: Full-time Officers of Instruction and Officers of Research only


If you feel you should be able to download Microsoft products, CUIT can confirm your current role as defined by your department in campus identity systems, but cannot act on direct requests to change it. CUIT has no means to validate such requests and cannot second-guess a departmental role assignation. Any mistakes in your indicated role must be corrected at the departmental level through your departmental administrator, department head or direct manager. Once a correction (this may take time) by your department is completed, there may be additional administrative delays of up to 3 days before access to Microsoft product downloads is made available. This process does not require CUIT intervention.

 

 

Who is eligible?Microsoft Products Available
Employees:
  • Columbia University
  • Teachers College

Windows 8 Enterprise
Windows Vista Upgrade
Windows 7 Enterprise
Office 2010 Professional
Office 2007 Professional
Office 2004 for Mac
Office 2008 for Mac

Students:
  • Columbia Business School
  • Columbia University Medical Center

Students in the Columbia Business School or CUMC should visit the Microsoft Student Software Portal to download all software.

Options include:

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Microsoft Windows 8 Professional
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013
 

Students:
  • SIPA

Students in the School of International and Public Affairs should visit the Microsoft Student Software Portal to download all software.

Options include:

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Microsoft Windows 8 Professional
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013

 


 

Employees: Click your affiliation link below to see which additional Microsoft applications may be available to you for installation on all systems you use for your Columbia-related work.