Volume-Licensed Software

Volume-licensed software such as Microsoft Office 2010 Professional is available for download to department faculty and staff. This page describes available software. To obtain a download link, please open a new help desk ticket and provide details of the software you wish to download.

Microsoft Windows, Office, and Visual Studio

The following software is available for use by department faculty, staff, and students on institution-owned computer designated for your exclusive use.

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (32 and 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise (32 and 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Education (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 Professional (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows 8 Enterprise (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows 8 Professional (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows 7 Enterprise (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows Vista Enterprise (32 and 64 bit)
  • Office 2016 Pro Plus (32 and 64 bit)
  • Office 2016 for OS X
  • Office 2013 Pro Plus (32 and 64 bit)
  • Office 2011 for OS X
  • Office 2010 [Warning: No more UCLA MCCA (KMS/MAK) activation -- Office 2010 reached its end of support on October 13, 2020, but other standalone installations should still work.]
  • Office 2008 for OS X
  • Office 2007
  • Visual Studio Pro 2015
  • Visual Studio Pro 2008



Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator

*New (3/11/21):  UCLA IT Services has just announced availability of Adobe Creative Cloud to the general campus community by e-mail.  Acrobat DC, Photoshop and Illustrator are among the apps included in the suite.  FAQ 

*NEW (3/11/21):  The UCLA community now has access to Adobe Creative Cloud which includes the Acrobat app.  Installation instructions can be found at https://www.it.ucla.edu/support-training/tutorials/adobe-creative-cloud-... and for those with Acrobat 2017, https://kb.ucla.edu/articles/adobe-acrobat-2017-uninstallation-and-adobe... .  For more information please visit the campus IT Support FAQ page (above).

Note:  The licensing for the previous versions of Acrobat Pro have expired and/or are no longer supported by Adobe.  However, if you can manage to install and activate them, here is our old link: Download



Download  (Note that you will need to sign in with your Physics & Astronomy LDAP credentials. For information about obtaining an LDAP account, please click here).


Mathematica (Wolfram Research)

We now have a campus-wide agreement where if you have an @ucla.edu address, you can follow these directions to activate Mathematica as many times as you want.

Request licensing (faculty, staff, student machines):

  - Enter your ucla.edu email at the following URL:  https://www.wolfram.com/siteinfo/

  - Click "Get Mathematica"; new users are prompted to create a WolframID

  - Fill out form multiple times for installations on multiple machines (need one key per machine)

  - Licensing information will be emailed, or can be found at user.wolfram.com


SolidWorks 2023




The department maintains a site-license for LABVIEW, which is available to research groups who have paid a $480 recharge.




The Astronomy department has a volume license for Supermongo.



MATLAB (MathWorks)

We do not have a volume license for MATLAB at this time. However you can access this software via http://www.library.ucla.edu/clicc/software as long as you're connected wirelessly to Eduroam and can login using your standard UCLA logon ID. You'll also likely want to use Firefox with pop-up blocker turned off; the Software Shortcut option doesn't work with Chrome, and Safari is problematical.



AutoDesk licensing is handled on an individual/group level. There is no Department-wide initiative. Campus has an agreement in place and you can get more info (& purchase) via UCLA Software Central:



Other Applications Available to the UCLA Campus Community -- Software Shortcut

The UCLA Library hosts an applications portal through which Bruin Online credentialed users can access using a web browser.

Software Shortcut at software.library.ucla.edu.