Information Technology Services

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How to Get Software

The following software applications come pre-installed on all university provided computers (there is no need to request these titles on any newly ordered computer systems):

  • The latest supported browsers for Internet use (IE, Firefox, Safari)

  • Microsoft Office Professional

    • USD owns an Enterprise Campus License for MS Office. You may upgrade to the latest version at no cost to you or your department. Simply request Microsoft Office Pro on the order form to request an upgrade license.
    • We also offer a Home Use Program for Microsoft Office. Get more information about it by completing this application form.
  • Symantec Anti-Virus

Additional titles may be acquired by completing the 3-step process outlined below. Follow these steps to acquire your supported or non-supported software.

Procedures to Acquire Software from USD

For Supported Software

For Non-Supported Software

Choose   Step 1
Choose from Available Titles
Browse our list of supported software.
Order   Step 2
Submit the Order Form
Incomplete forms cannot be processed.
Install   Step 3
Get your software
ITS will email you to schedule your software installation.
Endorse   Step 1
Get Departmental Approval
Obtain approval from your department head.
Request   Step 2
Submit a New Software Request
Incomplete forms cannot be processed.
Request   Step 3
Check your mail
ITS will contact you to let you know if your request was approved.

Additional Guidelines

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please e-mail the software desk at or call the Software Desk at 619-260-4600 x7510.