Software not included in the standard build (see Software Installed on a new computer) usually requires that a license be purchased prior to installation. Most of the often-requested software can be purchased/obtained from the university central software distribution. Most of that software has the installation media located on a network share located at \\software.oregonstate.edu\software for Windows and smb://software.oregonstate.edu/software for macs. You'll only have access to the software folders for which you've received an email confirming your licensing from the Software Coordinator. We're happy to help you through that process and we may even be able to do it for you if we're building your computer at the helpdesk.
For a more general list of computer software, see OSU Software Portal.
Additionally, various departments have access to different software online through Citrix. Please login into apps.oregonstate.edu to see if what your looking for is available virtually.
For software not found on these services, the university often gets discounts, so we reccomend checking in with us before making any purchases. See: Can Cosine Assist me with my Technology Purchases.
Note: Legal use of all software by OSU departments, faculty, staff and students is essential, so please make sure you are familiar with the license restrictions for any of the software you install or license throught he university. Once you leave the university, you must remove all site-licensed software from your personal computers. Any valid licenses on your work computers may be transferred to another employee.