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Free/Discounted Software
Posted by Dan Hoisington on 09 June 2009 03:41 PM

Microsoft Office

Microsoft offers a free copy of Microsoft Office to students. Visit for more information. Augsburg University does not sponsor this program -- we're just telling you about it so you can save money!

Read&Write Gold

Augsburg University provides a free copy of Read&Write Gold to students.  Read&Write Gold is a reading, writing, study skill and research support toolbar program capable of having textbooks, course readings and papers read out loud, highlight documents, increase vocabulary, and more!

  • Get Read Write Gold:
  • Or pick up a flash drive with the program from the Gage Center main desk or the CLASS Office L216.  Both places are located in the Lindell Library 2nd floor.

Education Pricing

Augsburg's license for the ChemDraw software allows for accessing using our public labs and for installation on student-owned computers. To begin the process of downloading and installing the software, students should go to (It's best to do this from the computer you want to install ChemDraw on).  You will then be prompted to a page that displays a list of institutions. From the list of institutions, search for Augsburg. Provide your Augsburg e-mail address and register for an account. PerkinElmer will then e-mail you a license code along with instructions for downloading and installing ChemDraw.


Free, open-source document preparation, typesetting software. Available for Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

Logger Pro

Logger Pro is available to use on personal computers for free to Augsburg students. View this article below for details 

Augsburg's site license for Mathematica covers all student-owned computers, as well as the lab computers. Students can request an activation key with their Augsburg email address using the following form:  After submitting your request, you will receive an authorization code and download link, and Wolfram ID via email to use for your installation of Mathematica. Login with your assigned Wolfram ID and download your Mathematica software. Your activation key will be good for 15 days initially, and will be automatically extended once approved by Augsburg IT staff. You will recieve an email regarding the authorization key approval. (Returning students wishing to renew their password should contact Wolfram directly using the information that was sent to them with their password.)

Rental of software such as SPSS is available through OnTheHub You will need to keep in mind that there is a fee for the rental and Augsburg has no connection with OnTheHub or SPSS (except for the fact that we own the software for some of the computer labs). Augsburg has no special involvement with this offer and students should contact OnTheHub directly for any support or questions.

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What is ArcGIS Online? GIS stands for Graphic Information System. The Online version of ArcGIS allows one to use, create, and share maps, layers, analytics, and data. Arc mapping software is created by ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) for free online account go to and sign in with your Augsburg account.
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