Available software for Ship employees

There are many site or department licensed software packages available to Ship employees on both university-owned and personally-owned computers.

For Work (university-owned devices)

Software CenterBelow is a partial list of the software packages available for university-owned computers. These programs are available for use by university employees at no cost to employees or departments:

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe Creative Cloud desktop apps (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Premier Pro, etc.)
  • ArcGIS for Desktop
  • Logger Pro
  • Maple
  • Mathematica
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, Outlook)
  • NVivo (qualitative analysis)
  • SPSS Statistics
  • TurningPoint

Many of these software packages can be installed automatically on a Windows PC by browsing to the Software Center application:

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Go to All Programs > Microsoft System Center > Software Center.
  3. Click on the application you want to install, and then click INSTALL.

Some software packages are also available on macOS by using the Self-Service portal located in the Applications folder.


The Faculty/Staff Help Desk can also provide assistance and remote installation services. Please contact the Help Desk at 717-477-HELP (x4357) if you have a question regarding available software, or if you require assistance installing a program on your computer.

For Home/Personal use

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud applications (including Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom, Premier Pro and more) are available to faculty/staff for installation on a single home PC or Mac.


Sophos Antivirus is made available to all Ship employees and students for protection against viruses and malware.

Desktop Emergency Messaging

Receive SUALERTs on your desktop or laptop computer.


Mathematica software is used by many courses in Math, Computer Science and Physics.

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is now available for free to all faculty, staff, and students on personal computers. Office is available for download on PC, Mac and mobile devices (iOS and Android).


The NVivo qualitative data analysis software is available for faculty, staff and students to install on personal PCs and Macs.


Respondus is a tool for creating and managing quizzes and exams which can then be printed or published directly to Desire2Learn (D2L).