Software for Personally-Owned Computers

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

Many more licensed software titles are accessible on your computer through the use of our Virtual Lab.

Office Productivity

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.

Microsoft Office for Personal Computers

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


ITS strongly recommends the use of anti-virus software on personal computers.  Visit http://go/getAV for information about a few of the more reputable, freely available, anti-virus solutions.

Math and Scientific

In addition to Microsoft Office and Sophos Antivirus, staff, faculty, and students can also download and install the following software on personally-owned computers:  ChemBioDraw and Mathematica.


Autodesk offers free versions of their design software to students, educators, and educational institutions -- including AutoCAD, Revit, Maya, and more.  These free versions include the same features as their costly counterparts.  The only difference is that files created with the free software include watermarks stating that they are "for educational use only."