The Catholic University of America

Software for Personally-Owned Computers

This page describes how Students, Faculty and Staff can obtain software for their non-University, personally-owned computers.

For Students

Microsoft Office

As a student at Catholic University, you can sign up to get Office 365 for free! To download Microsoft Office, follow the instructions at Office.com/GetOffice365.

Read&Write GOLD

The University also has a license for Texthelp Systems Read&Write GOLD. You can log in with your Cardinal Credentials to access this software when you agree to the terms. You can access this software here: https://computing.cua.edu/support/read-write-gold/.

Other Software

Students may purchase software at reduced academic prices in the Campus Bookstore, located at 625 Monroe St., NE Washington, DC 20017.

Students can also find reduced academic prices for software at OnTheHub.

For Faculty and Staff

Microsoft Office for Faculty

As a Faculty member at Catholic University, you can sign up to get Office 365 for free! To download Microsoft Office, follow the instructions at Office.com/GetOffice365.

Read Write Gold

The University also has a license for Read Write Gold. Faculty and Staff can log in with your Cardinal Credentials to access this software when you agree to the terms. You can access this software here: https://computing.cua.edu/support/read-write-gold/

Other Software

Faculty and Staff can find reduced academic prices for software at OnTheHub.

Software on University computers

Software obtained through the channels on this page must not be installed on University computers.

University-owned desktop computers provisioned by Technology Services for faculty and staff include a standard set of software. The current list of supported software can be found in the Guide to Software on Campus Computers.