Software for College-Owned Computers

Middlebury College staff and faculty are able to request software installations on their college-issued computers using our Web Help Desk system.  Be sure to include the computer's Middlebury College asset tag number, the name of the software being requested, and if another version of the software already exists on the computer.  What can be installed depends on the machine type and operating system. 

A core set of software is installed on each college-owned computer.  Refer to our list of supported software to see what other products may be available for your use.


Software for a Computer You Own

Students, staff, and faculty at both the Middlebury and Monterey campuses are licensed to install and use a variety of software products on their personally-owned computers.  Click the links below to learn more.

Microsoft Office

Middlebury College has a contract with Microsoft that allows personal use of Microsoft Office to certain groups at the College (currently employed Middlebury undergraduate faculty and staff, Midd undergraduate students, and currently employed faculty and staff at MIIS).

This license does not cover installs for academic programs such as the summer Language Schools, Bread Loaf School of English, or Off-Campus Study.  It also does not cover emeriti, alumni, retirees, contract hires, nor MIIS students.

At present, only students on the Middlebury campus have been granted access to download and install Microsoft Office applications via our portal.  We are working to extend this benefit to staff and faculty.  Faculty/staff needing MS Office for home use should submit a ticket to the HelpDesk with their request.

Please note that these Office products are the latest available versions.  When sharing documents you may need to save as a lower version using Save As to insure compatibility with others.

Microsoft Office for Personal Computers
Sophos Anti-Virus Software

Sophos Anti-virus software is available to all faculty, staff, and students at both our Middlebury and Monterey campuses.  To install it, follow the installation instructions for your version of Mac OS or Windows at go/sav.

Specialty Software

In addition to Microsoft Office and Sophos Antivirus, staff, faculty, and students also have access to: ChemDraw, and Mathematica.

LibreOffice, a free alternative to Microsoft Office with comparable features, may also be of interest.