Adobe Software on Campus

Adobe® Creative Cloud™ is the digital hub that lets you download and install every Adobe Creative Suite application and access online services for file sharing, collaboration, and publishing for a subscription fee. Adobe no longer offers the purchase of standalone software. CIS is no longer able to purchase Creative Suite on an individual basis.

How We Are Using Creative Cloud at Vassar

  • Departments Subscriptions: If faculty or employees decide they need any Adobe software, they can purchase a subscription to Cloud directly from Adobe. CIS does not fund the purchase of Adobe cloud.  Each department can select and pay for subscriptions at their own discretion.

  • Pricing: Adobe's pricing and plans vary. You should evaluate your specific needs and consult with your department to decide on the best course of action. If you only use Adobe software occasionally, consider using it in a public space like the Library's DMZ (see below).
  • Please Note:  You will need to uninstall any Adobe Software you have already installed before downloading newer versions from the Creative Cloud.  Remember to use Adobe's uninstall utility to fully remove the product from your computer.  If you can't successfully uninstall the software, download Adobe's free cleaner tool.

Student or Infrequent Faculty or Employee Use

Don't pay for a costly subscription for something you only use occasionally!

That is why we have the Digital Media Zone in the library. All computers in the DMZ are outfitted with Adobe Creative Suite and expert help is available. Find out more about the DMZ.