Follow these steps to get the latest versions of Adobe software, such as Adobe Creative Cloud (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, etc), at JWU student-discounted monthly pricing:

  1. Go to JWU's software Center and read the introduction.
  2. Click “Start Shopping.”
  3. Click “Register.”
  4. Enter your Wildcat email address:
  5. You will receive a confirmation email. Click the link in the email.
  6. Enter your Wildcat email address to verify your address.
  7. Click “Student.”
  8. Select “Adobe.”
  9. Select “Adobe Creative Cloud.”
  10. Click “Add to Cart.”
  11. Click “Check Out.”
  12. Enter your payment information and complete your order.

Things to Know


Personal Use Only

You can only install this software on your personal, non-JWU computer.


1-Time Installation

You can download Adobe twice - but you can only install it once.


Pricing Subject to Change

From time to time, Adobe runs special promotions; Prices listed on their web store will reflect current offers.

Get FREE Office 365 ProPlus Student Advantage from Microsoft, and gain valuable skills using the latest version of the full Office suite, the world's most popular productivity software, including:

  • Word

  • Excel

  • PowerPoint

  • Outlook

  • OneNote

$400 Value - for FREE!

If you are a student at JWU, Get Microsoft Office 365 for free.


Install on 5 Computers

Install on up to 5 personal, PC or Mac computers - plus 5 tablets!


Sync Between Devices

Use O365 with OneDrive for automatic device syncing.

First, read this important Microsoft information:

When you graduate, your O365 subscription through JWU ends. You may enroll into other available consumer or commercial offers. If you have JWU's Office 365 subscription, you should make sure to transfer all your files from your JWU account to your personal OneDrive prior to graduation.

Student Advantage does not replace the Office 365 institution product or Office Home & Student. Office 365 will continue to be sold to enable students that do not take advantage of, or qualify for, the free Student Advantage offer and likewise for the Office 365 Home Premium offer.

You cannot receive credit and/or compensation if you recently purchased Office and are eligible for Student Advantage through JWU. The Office you purchased is a consumer offering, and you can continue to take advantage of the purchased offer.

It is OK to install Office 365 ProPlus even if you have Office already installed on your computer. The office client supports having both an Office 365 personal account (used when you signed up for Office 365) and a school account (login provided by your school), students will be able to remain signed in with both. Office install will have both your personal and institution ID associated with it after the installation.

Office 2013 and Office 365 ProPlus are exactly the same, with some differences such as patching, license sign-in for usage, and Click-to-run (C2R) technology for rapid installs (2 minutes for quick usage).

Follow these steps:

1. Go to

2. Enter your J# followed by ( then click GET STARTED

3. Select I’m a Student

4. Click Sign in

5. Enter your password then click Sign in

6. Click "Install."



Follow these steps to download Symantec anti-virus software for FREE for both Windows and Mac computers. You are responsible for installing, configuring and maintaining the anti-virus software.

  1. Make sure you do NOT have anti-virus software installed. Only download this software if you do note have any type of anti-virus software.
  2. While on campus, login to jwuLink.
  3. Click "Services."
  4. Below "Technology," select your operating system to download the license agreement.
  5. Read the release notes.
  6. Accept the license agreement and begin installing the software.
  7. Read the installation instructions before you install.

Windows 7 and above are supported by JWU.

As a service to its students, Johnson & Wales University is making the Symantec anti-virus software available. Please note, however, that THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. Use of the Symantec software is at the sole risk of the user and in no event will Johnson & Wales University, its employees or agents, be liable for any loss or damage including incidental or consequential damages, that may be suffered or incurred by any user in connection with the use of the Symantec anti-virus software, including, without limitation, any loss of data or interference with files. For Windows 98, ME & XP, Johnson & Wales does not provide support for the anti-virus software; Symantec offers pay-for-support.

Update for Macs

Follow these steps to install the latest application Symantec updates and virus definitions for your Mac computer: 

  1. On your desktop's menu bar, click the Symantec logo.
  2. Select "LiveUpdate."
  3. Select "Open LiveUpdate."
  4. Click "Update Now."
  5. When LiveUpdate is complete, click "Quit."

Update for Windows

Follow these steps to download and install the latest Symentec virus definitions for Windows:

  1. On your desktop, right-click the yellow shield at the bottom right.
  2. Select "Open Symantec Endpoint Protection."
  3. Click "LiveUpdate." Updates will automatically download and install.
  4. When the LiveUpdate has completed, click "Close."

Access free software downloads for JWU's school of Engineering & Design students.


Cisco Configuration Assistant

Cisco Packet Tracer

Java Eclipse
Use appropriate link on right hand side of screen.

Java JDK
Click the “Accept License Agreement” button, then choose appropriate version. Download this BEFORE the Eclipse download.




Download the “Community Server”


Select appropriate Windows version for your computer.


Python 3.5.1
Select the appropriate “Executable Installer” for Python 3.5.2 for your computer

Scheme 7.5

SQL Developer
Be sure to click “Accept License Agreement”





Minimum Hardware Specs for Windows & Apple PC's

Student Multiuse Computers on Campus

Read&Write software is already installed on all PCs in the computer labs, classrooms, and libraries at all campuses.  We will be including it in the upcoming Mac image for the next academic year.

Faculty and Staff Installation

1. In the taskbar on the right, click on the ^ icon and then right-click on the Symantec Notification Server Icon and go to software portal


2. Double-click on the Windows - Read & Write icon to download and install the software. 


Personal PC and Mac Installation

Regarding Mac and Windows, students can add either or both to their personal devices by going to our website and downloading the trial version by using the link below (click the Try Now button) on our webpage :

You sign in with Microsoft and will be directed to the JWU authentication site where you sign in with your JWU account.

Android Tablet Installation

Please install Read&Write for Android by going to the Google Play Store before clicking the link below to activate. Once Read&Write for Android has been installed on your Android tablet you will then need to activate the app. Please note, Read&Write for Android is supported for use with tablet devices only.

To activate Read&Write for Android, please click the activation link

This installation will only work on supported Android devices.  See the screen shot below.


iPad Installation

The iReadWrite app is only supported through iOS10 and will be discontinued as an iPad app.