Software



Many academic software applications are available to the Connecticut College community. They are all licensed to Connecticut College, and a valid network user ID is needed to access and use them. Academic software is installed in the computer labs on campus and on many open access computers in Shain Library. Check the computer labs page to see a full list of available software in each lab.

To install academic software on your personal computer, refer to the instructions on accessing the software library. To get help in accessing the this server, please contact the IT Service Desk (x4357) or submit a Help Desk Ticket

For additional software needs, each academic department has been allocated funds from the IS budget to support the acquisition of academic software for teaching and research. Requests for software purchases should be made through a Help Desk Ticket

The following list contains the software that is currently supported by Information Services.

Office Suites
- Word Processor
- Spreadsheet
- Presentation

MS Office 2007 and above (PC)
MS Office 2008 and above (Mac)
Apple iWork '09 and above (Mac)

Browsers Internet Explorer 8.0 and above (PC)
Safari 4.0 and above
Firefox 3.6 and above
Google Chrome
Email clients MS Outlook 2007 and above (only supported for existing users)
Browser Only
Utilities Fetch 5.5.3 and above (Mac)
WinZip (PC)
Stuffit Expander (PC)
Adobe Reader X
Adobe Flash
Remote Access Conn Academic VPN
Conn Admin VPN
Desktop Windows XP Professional SP3 and above
Mac OS 10.5.8 and above


Limited support is available for software on the software library.

Support for Quark 6 and above is limited to Faculty/Staff only.

IT Service Desk:

Phone: 860-439-4357 (HELP)

webhelpdesk.conncoll.edu