Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud software is now available for CSUN students at no additional cost. All Creative Cloud products (e.g. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, Spark, XD, and more) are available for students to download and install. Visit the Adobe Creative Cloud for Students page for more information.
Faculty & Staff
The Adobe Creative Cloud software is now available for use on all Faculty and Staff university-owned computers, labs and classroom devices. Visit the Adobe Creative Cloud for Faculty & Staff page for more information.
We are very pleased to announce that the MATLAB software is now available (at no additional charge) for students, faculty and staff. For more information, visit the MATLAB page.
All CSUN students can install the Microsoft Office Suite on up to five personal devices for free. To download the software, visit the Microsoft Get Started website, enter your CSUN email address ( ) and follow the instructions.
Faculty & Staff
As part of a set of new Microsoft services that are now available to all CSUN faculty and staff, there are two new ways for CSUN faculty and staff to access the Office Suite: 1) from a web browser and 2) from an iPhone or iPad. To learn more, visit the New Ways to Access Microsoft Office Files webpage. As part of these services, faculty and staff can also install the Office Suite on up to five personal devices for free. To download the software, visit the Microsoft Office for Faculty and Staff Personal Devices webpage.
Thanks to Campus Quality Fee funding, all enrolled students have access to myCSUNsoftware. myCSUNsoftware grants students anytime access to select software via an Internet connection from a Mac, PC, Linux, or mobile device. Visit the myCSUNsoftware Login Page and enter your CSUN user ID and password. Note: myCSUNsoftware only accepts CSUN user IDs which are composed only of letters and sometimes numbers (such as dl76674). If you don't know your user ID, visit Forgot User ID.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to use up-to-date anti-virus software on personal computing devices. Anti-virus software is required on any device that connects to campus network resources. Anti-virus software protects devices from malicious software code intending to harm your system or steal private information. Visit the Software Downloads page and sign in using your CSUN user ID and password. After signing in you will have access to download anti-virus software for your computing platform (Windows and Macintosh).
Log in with your CSUN user ID and password to access licensed software that is available to CSUN students, faculty and staff. Sharing this software or their license keys is prohibited.
The Virtual Windows Computer provides students, faculty, and staff access to a variety of software and virtual computers. Users can access these virtual computers while on campus or at home, with an Internet connection from a PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android device. For more information, visit the Virtual Windows Computer page.
There are several options available to faculty and staff for purchasing discounted software and hardware for professional and in some cases, personal use. The information on the Faculty & Staff Software/Hardware Purchasing Options page will help you identify the best option for your needs.
There are several options available to students for obtaining software and hardware for academic and personal use. The information listed on the Student Software/Hardware Purchasing Options page will help you identify the best option for your needs.