Software for Students + Faculty

The table below includes commonly used software available to students and faculty for download and/or purchase.

UVA-wide licensed software:

Faculty, Staff, and Students - please check here for availability of software to use for teaching and research.  UVA already licenses many tools for a wide variety of things.

LearningTech - UVA's digital toolkit.  Licensed tools for teaching and learning, including many integrated tools into UVA Canvas as well as independent web-based tools for productivity, media, communication, and more.

UVA Software Gateway - licensed and contracted desktop software for GIS, statistics, data analysis, assistive technologies, video, communication, and connectivity.


School of Architecture software:

Software Title Where to get it
UVA site-licensed software
-- Free --
Virus protection, UVa Anywhere VPN, etc.
UVA Software Gateway
Microsoft Office (Windows and Macintosh)
-- Free for students --
available to all students and faculty for personal use under the university Campus Agreement.
UVA Software Gateway
Microsoft Windows
-- Free for students --
available to all students and faculty for personal use under the university Campus Agreement.
use as an upgrade from a previous version of Windows, or to run Windows on Mac.
UVA Software Gateway
Adobe Creative Cloud (Mac and Windows)
-- $159 / yr -- The full Adobe Creative Suite, latest versions, cloud subscription
(** required for all students, contract price specific to UVA)
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Premiere, After Effects, and many more
Cavalier Computers
ArcGIS - Geographic Information Systems
-- Free -- Cloud login through the UVA Library
UVA Software Gateway

Also needs the Microsoft .NET 6 installer.  Choose Windows x64 
Autodesk - AutoCAD, Revit, Maya, and much more...  Mac and Windows versions.
-- Free --
individual student and faculty license, requires verification of ID.
Autodesk Education Community
Rhino - 3D CAD modeling.  Mac and Windows.
-- $95 --
individual student license (faculty please talk to IT)
Cavalier Computers
SketchUp - 3D CAD modeling.  Mac and Windows.
-- Free -- SketchUp (web only)
-- $55/yr -- SketchUp Studio , student or instructor license (free version)
Sketchup for Higher Ed (student and instructor)
V-Ray - photo-realistic rendering
-- $149 per year -- V-Ray Education Collection
Purchase through V-Ray Online Store
(must use
Enscape - Quick 3D rendering and VR
- $149 per year subscription (or $12.42/mo)
- 14-day free trial available
Enscape for Students
14-day free trial
Free for Educators (instructors)
Climate Studio - Site Analysis, Daylight, Energy modeling
-- Free (through UVA SARC license)
Contact Eric Field for license.


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