Software and Computer Purchasing and Repairs


Microsoft Office

All members of the HDS community, including students, are eligible to download Office ProPlus up to five times for personal use while at the University. Office ProPlus includes the latest full versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Publisher, and Access. For the download link, frequently asked questions, and installation instructions, please visit Harvard University IT's Office ProPlus Overview. The software will expire 230 days after graduation.

Office ProPlus should not be used on Harvard-owned computers. To add or upgrade Microsoft Office applications on your Harvard-owned computer or device, please contact us.


All members of the HDS community with a valid email address are eligible for a free subscription to LastPass Premium, an online password manager that can store your passwords in a secure vault, generate new passwords for you, and autofill most login screens. To get started, visit LastPass for Harvard and click the "Get LastPass Now!" button.

Adobe Creative Cloud

With very few exceptions, as of June 2020, all Harvard University faculty, students, and staff may install Adobe Creative Cloud software, a package that includes Adobe Acrobat (PDFs), Premiere (video editing), Photoshop (image editing), and most other Adobe applications, on their personal computers while at the University. For step-by-step instructions, see Installing Adobe Creative Cloud on the Harvard University Information Technology Service Portal.

Other software

Harvard affiilates can also purchase software at discounted academic pricing from OnTheHub or B&H. Please note that you must be a non-temporary employee of the University or a student matriculated in a degree program to access OnTheHub.

Computers and Printers


HDS IT and Media Services provides computers and printers for office use by faculty and staff.

For personal use, students, staff, and faculty can purchase computers, peripherals and accessories at discounted academic pricing directly from Apple or Dell. For more information, see Personal Computer and Software Purchases in the Harvard University Information Technology Service Portal.

See Hardware and Software Recommendations for Remote Computer Configurations on the Harvard University Information Technology service portal for recommendations if you are teaching, learning, or working remotely.


To request support for an HDS-owned computer or printer, or for best-effort support for personal devices, please contact the Harvard University IT Service Desk at 617.495.7777 or