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

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

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

VISITING SCHOLARS: Visiting scholars are NOT covered.

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

University Affiliates Covered

UNDERGRADUATES and GRADUATES: Undergraduate and graduate students should visit the Microsoft Student Software page.

GRADUATES: All Business School students should visit the Business School student page.

EMPLOYEES: University administrative staff (Officers and Support Staff) are eligible if installing software on a University-owned computer. If you are installing the software on a personal computer, please visit OnTheHub.

FACULTY/INSTRUCTORS: Full-time Officers of Instruction and Officers of Research 
are eligible if installing software on a University-owned computer. If you are installing the software on a personal computer, please visit OnTheHub.

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 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 to download from the CUIT download site?Microsoft Products Available
  • Columbia University
  • Teachers College
  • Barnard College

Windows 10 Enterprise
Windows 8 Enterprise
Windows Vista Upgrade
Windows 7 Enterprise
Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 Professional
Office 2008, 2011 and 2016 for Mac


Students should visit the Microsoft Student Software Portal to download all software.


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.