Current students, faculty, and staff at Lehigh can take advantage of free and reduced-priced software available for download or purchase from a variety of sources for academic, departmental, and personal use.

Free software


All current students, faculty, and staff may use Office 365, a subscription based online suite which offers access to various services and software built around the Microsoft Office platform. You will be able to download and install the latest Office suite on up to five computers and on up to five mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Visit the Lehigh Office 365 Guide for an overview of subscription components (including Lehigh OneDrive) and information on how to create a Lehigh Office 365 account.

For current students and faculty only, Azure Dev Tools offers over 200 Microsoft software applications that include all versions of the Windows operating system, developer tools such as Visual Studio, server software, and other Microsoft application packages. Visit FAQ: Azure Dev Tools for details and to sign up.


Lehigh University is a Google for Education partner school. Access is automatically provided to all Lehigh students when their Lehigh computer account is created. Google Workspace for Education is a web-based suite of tools similar to what is offered in MS Office.

Google Workspace for Education

  • Docs, Sheets, and Slides and more accessible via browser from any Internet connected computer
  • Apps for mobile devices (phones and tablets)

Information regarding accessing and using the Google suite of products can be found at Google Workspace for Education.

Additional free titles via LTS Install Software

The LTS Install Software page includes links to free, open source, or reduced-cost software titles including Autodesk, ESRI ArcGIS Desktop for students, Gimp, SAS On Demand, R, and many others. Choose Free/Open Source Software in the sidebar to view titles.

Software at a discount

For current students, faculty and staff, Lehigh’s Kivuto OnTheHub web store offers academic discounts on popular software for business, design, science and engineering, and more.

Through a partnership with JourneyEd, faculty, staff and students can purchase educationally-priced software titles with proof of academic status. Visit JourneyEd for a list of available software and eligibility documentation requirements.

Before purchasing any software

Check LUapps before making a purchase. We offer over 70 software titles that you can run anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

Other popular free resources

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Explore over 12,000 courses and 5,000 video tutorials from industry experts and leaders all in one place. LinkedIn Learning is available free to all Lehigh students, faculty, and staff. Visit LinkedIn Learning at Lehigh to get started.


Slack is a collaboration tool that enhances work group communications. It provides a platform for individual groups to chat live online and keep conversations organized and accessible anywhere, any time. The enterprise version of Slack allows teams within Lehigh University to have separate, but connected, workspaces across the university. Visit the Lehigh Slack Guide to get started.

Questions about acquiring software at Lehigh can be directed to the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or