Adobe and Microsoft Downloads

Background

All registered Berkeley students and newly admitted students who have stated their intent to register at Berkeley may download Adobe's Creative Suite and Microsoft products, including MS Office and an operating system upgrade to Windows 8.

In April 2014 the Student Technology Fee referendum passed during the ASUC elections. The Student Technology Referendum is a $51 per semester fee for student technology projects and commercial software licensing. Up to $20 of the fee is used to continue and offer the Adobe and Microsoft Downloads to you as a student. 

Adobe Downloads

Adobe Creative Cloud is now available to students!

Adobe Creative Cloud is available for UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty for both personal and institutionally-owned computers. Continue reading below to determine how to get your copy of Adobe Creative Cloud.

Available applications include Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Muse, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Acrobat Pro, Audition, Encore, Fireworks, Flash Pro, InCopy, Photoshop Lightroom, Prelude, SpeedGrade, Bridge, Edge Tools, Flash Builder Premium, Media Encoder, and Gaming SDK.

IMPORTANT: It is strongly recommended that you archive your download and activation key to an external location (e.g. flash drive, external hard drive) for use in the event a re-install is required (e.g. system crash, upgrade or replacement). 

To download or renew subscription

For personal computers please visit here.This will take you to a page with a step-by-step guide (with pictures) on how to install or renew the Creative Cloud on your desktop. If you have questions, please contact software@berkeley.edu.

Microsoft Downloads

Students can download one copy of the following products and may keep the software perpetually upon graduation.

IMPORTANT: It is strongly recommended that you archive your download and activation key to an external location (e.g. flash drive, external hard drive) for use in the event a re-install is required (e.g. system crash, upgrade or replacement). 

DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS

As a part of the Operational Excellence–sponsored Productivity Suite project, Berkeley has signed a campus license agreement to provide the most commonly used Microsoft software to all faculty, staff, and students. There is no cost to individuals or departments for the MS software for the 2018–19 fiscal year.