Tech Tip: Student & Faculty/Staff Software Discounts

Being a student or employee at a university certainly has its advantages. These advantages of course include all of the cool discounts you can get around town. OIT offers some discounts, too!


If you’re looking for discounts on software, give a try. From Adobe Creative Cloud to antivirus and statistical software, you’ll find all kinds of items at discounted prices. You can even purchase Windows 10 licenses at a student/faculty/staff rate.

Cool OTH Offerings

Here are a few of the products on OnTheHub that we really like:

Acronis True Image

Acronis True ImageAcronis True Image is one of the oldest and well-known backup programs out there. You can make a complete mirror image of your computer’s hard drive. If the worst happens, you just re-install the image and you’re back in business.


ParallelsFor our Mac users, you can use Windows and Mac software at the same time by utilizing Parallels virtualization software. Instead of having to reboot your Mac to start Windows using Boot Camp, you can run your favorite Windows programs alongside your Mac environment.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative CloudAdobe makes some of the most utilized creative software in the world, and you can get access to most of it with an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.  Adobe CC includes almost 30 of Adobe’s most popular programs for both Windows and Mac. You can purchase either a month at a time or a full year’s subscription.

That’s not all that’s available for the SMU community! Just head to and check out all of the rest of the offerings or check out the OIT Technology Discounts page at for other discounts.

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Zach Peterson

Zach is a Senior IT Training & Communications Consultant with OIT. Zach began his SMU career at the IT Help Desk in 2012 and joined the Training & Communications Team in 2015. He is a 2011 graduate from the University of North Texas and obtained a Master of Liberal Studies degree from SMU in 2018. He enjoys reading and collecting vintage and antique radio sets. He grew up in Valley View, Texas near Denton.